FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
PORTLAND, OR., June 19, 2018—After 20 years of creative publishing, Oni Press is excited to announce our Spring 2019 lineup with six new titles including: Long Road to Liquor City, Guerillas: Omnibus Edition, Cretaceous,Our Super Adventure, Pilu of the Woods, and A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities (Limerence Press), beginning February. Advance review copies of both Cretaceous and Pilu of the Woods will be available at the Oni Press booth #457 at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference.
Long Road to Liquor City by Macon Blair and Joe Flood (February 20th, Adult Audiences)
From filmmaker Macon Blair (Blue Ruin, I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore) and artist Joe Flood (Science Comics) comes a Great Depression-era adventure comedy about love, friendship, and the pursuit of happiness. As jaunty hobos Jed and Thanny crisscross the country in search of the fabled Liquor City, they are pursued relentlessly by fearsome rail yard sergeant Ronan O’Feathers, who wrongly blames them for his wife’s death. With the the law on their tail and a succession of colorful characters along the way, the only constant is the absurdity and mayhem they leave in their wake on the Long Road to Liquor City.
“Long Road to Liquor City has been a passion project of ours for ten years, with Joe and I chipping away at it bit by bit in between our day jobs,” said Macon Blair. “Hard to believe it's actually coming out! It began as a ‘hobo comedy adventure,’ but with time I've come to see it as a love story. All our train-hopping heroes have in the world is each other, no amount of moonshine or hot dogs can change that, but being road partners is hard stuff and the fun of this book is putting their relationship to the test in increasingly dangerous ways. We always wanted to balance the laughs with heart.”
“Creating the art for Long Road to Liquor City was a metaphorical road that stretches across most of my career to this point,” said Joe Flood. “Macon handed me the script shortly after finishing our first graphic novel project together and I might have bitten off more than I could chew, but the persistence of both myself, Macon and our editor resulted in a book that I’m not only proud of, but I find is a excellent cross-section of my growth as a comic artist.”
Guerillas: Omnibus Edition by Brahm Revel (February 27th, Adult Audiences)
Brahm Revel’s (Marvel Knights: X-Men, T.M.N.T, Venture Bros) critically-acclaimed series is collected for the first time in one volume in the Guerillas: Omnibus Edition! Private John Francis Clayton is on his first tour of duty in Vietnam, facing death at every turn in the middle of a war he doesn't understand. Clayton is just trying to stay alive when he encounters an elite platoon of.... simian soldiers?! This squad of chain-smoking chimps is the most dangerous fighting force in the jungle... but whose side are they on?
"All said and done, Guerlilas took me almost ten years to complete,” said Brahm Revel. “Luckily, it was a story flexible enough to adapt to the changing sensibilities of a maturing artist. What started as a youthful adventure, wandered into rumination on war, the nature of man, and the relationships between fathers and sons. All that and monkeys, too—not so bad!”