iFanboy Video Podcast

iFanboy #105 – Oni Press

Show Notes

Narrowing their focus on a single publisher, Ron Richards, Josh Flanagan, and Conor Kilpatrick take a look at the excellent and varied output of Portland, Oregon publisher Oni Press. Only 12 years old, and delivering comics for the “real mainstream” Oni makes many great comics, and iFanboy gives you a tour of some of what’s available.

Chris Schweizer’s Crogan’s Vengeance is one tale in the long family history of the Crogan’s. This first chapter is about pirates. And yes, the lettering is superb.

If you’re looking for all ages books, you could do a lot worse than Matthew Loux’s Salt Water Taffy books, about the adventures of two young boys and their adventures in the wilds of Maine.

Bringing together the gourmet food craze and space rogue action in one completely imaginative book, Wonton Soup by James Stokoe is unlike any other book you’ve ever seen. If that’s not enough weird adventure, take a look at Multiple Warheads by Brandon Graham.

If you’ve been around iFanboy for a long time, you might recognize the work of Lars Brown. His book North World is a little bit of fantasy and sorcery, and a little bit of modern personal slice of life.

If you’re looking for well crafted, intelligent post-apocalyptic comics that don’t feel like also-rans, there’s no better place to go than Wasteland by Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten.

Sure there were a couple movies about him, but one of the best explorations of Truman Capote out there is Capote in Kansas from Ande Parks and Chris Samnee. On a completely different track, check out Parks’ satirical book, Uncle Slam Fights Back.

Some of you may have noticed that we didn’t talk about Scott Pilgrim in this episode. That is mainly because we already did an entire episode about Scott Pilgrim. But that shouldn’t stop us from taking part of the fun of what Oni Press has planned for the release of volume 5 of Scott Pilgrim!

Below is an exclusive to iFanboy, the 5th Clue as to what lies ahead for Scott Pilgrim at the New York Comic Con!  Can you figure out what it is?  Be sure to be following Oni Press on Twitter to find out what the big surprises are!

Scott Pilgrim Clue #5:


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  1. Wasteland is a fantastic book.

  2. im really feeling the need to check wasteland out now. im picking it up when i get back to my lcs.

  3. Hmm, you guys got me interested in Crogan’s Vengeance.  Well actually, it was the fact that the guy’s name was Catfoot that sold me.

  4. Crogan’s Vengeance really was superb.  Beautiful package too.

  5. Stream from here and rev3 don’t work in firefox. QT download don’t work.

    I’m using firefox.

  6. What about now?  It’s working for me on FF.

  7. yup. I cleared the cookies too. Works. I’ll listen to this while I work on a special top secret project *wink wink*

  8. YOu can always watch in on youtube…

  9. Now we have proof Mart isn’t crazy…everything IS underlined.

  10. How is that a clue? That’s just Scott looking like a spazz! 

  11. Everyone should check out Wasteland. If you can get it in issues, its total cliffhanger! Like Walking Dead

  12. Wait, so where are the other Scott Pilgrim clues?  On iFanboy or do we have to follow their twitter to find them on other sites?  I is confused 🙁

  13. @drakedangers: You have to follow oni on twitter to get updates on the clues. I’ve been thinking it has something to do with the movie.

  14. I have heard of some of the books, but I’ve never actually read any of them, and this episode has convinced to give every single one of those books a try.  I’m really looking forward to checking out Wonton Soup, Crogan’s Vengeance and Wasteland.  But I will definitely be trying all of them.  Has anybody else here checked out Courtney Crumrin?  That is another great Oni Press book.

  15. Great episode, will definity be paying attention to the Oni section in previews more closely.

  16. Oni Jenga! I wanna play.

    Brandon Graham’s Multiple Warheads got me really excited for him as a creator. His King City for Tokyopop was on the same tip as MW but with more story and, I think, a deeper love story going on in that one. Can’t wait for more of either book.

    I picked up Northworld, too nad have yet to read it. So I think I’ll dig that up after seeing this show.

    Another good job guys. Keep it up.

  17. Usually, one or two of the books that you guys showcase in these spotlight/vault episodes pique my interest but I just added every book mentioned to my Amazon wish-list.

  18. one of my fave episodes ever! thanks guys

  19. Wasn’t Crogan’s Vengeance featured somewhere on the videos before? Maybe a mini

  20. Nope.  That was Northwest Passage.  I know this because I read it the night before we shot this.

  21. Oni Press is a great company, and they have such a wide variety of comics to choose from, unlike some companies who have only one genre. I’m also friends with Lars Brown, creator of Northworld, so everyone pick it up! 🙂 Lastly, I just want to concur that I love the digest sized books. They are great for me because I can pocket them at work, and pull them out on breaks. They look nice, and they stand out on the comic racks.

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