A personal diary keeping people abreast of what I am working on writing-wise.

Friday, October 12, 2012


Today at New York Comic Con, Oni Press held a panel to present details on upcoming projects. In amongst the announcements were new specifics regarding the company's online comic initiative and the book Natalie Nourigat and I are doing for it, A Boy and a Girl.

Read all the details here at Robot 6 and check out all the previews. There's new Sixth Gun material, and comics by Wook Jin-Clark and the team of Ananth Panagariya and Tessa Stone, and lots more.

The new OniPress.com
The publisher also announced the January debut of a totally new OniPress.com that’ll be loaded up with webcomics by a host of creators.
“We saw the transformation of the music industry over the last decade, and we see comics experiencing a comparable metamorphosis,” said Oni Publisher Joe Nozemack. “We believe there’s opportunities for new models to emerge alongside the existing ones giving both established and new readers comics that engage and entertain.” 
The new OniPress.com will initially offer two new serials a week, along side three additional serials pulled from the publisher’s 15-years worth of backlist material. The first of these new series, A Boy & A Girl by Jamie S. Rich and Natalie Nourigat and Buzz by Ananth Panagariya and Tessa Stone, were initially teased at Comic-Con International in July.

Per the release, A Boy & A Girl explores a future where real people are rapidly being supplanted by life-like androids, the need for that emotional connection can become even more desperate, and Travis will go to great lengths to find out where that amazing girl he met last night, Charley, lives, so that he can convince her to go on a date with him. What Travis doesn’t know yet is that it’s Charley’s last night in town, and she’s in a mood to really tear things up. If they’re going to go on a date, it’s almost guaranteed to be one that neither of them will ever forget.

That describes it pretty well, I think. The comic will go online starting in January. It's been in the can for a while, so Natalie and I are both very excited to see it emerging into the light of day.

Lettering was done by Ed Brisson, who is also a writer. Check out Murder Book and the rest of his website.

By the way, did you also see this wicked Joëlle Jones page from Helheim in the preview material? Day-um!

Current Soundtrack: The Divine Fits, A Thing Called Divine Fits

All text (c) 2012 Jamie S. Rich

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