[Convention] Emerald City Comic Con 2019: Oni Press Announces Exclusives, Signings & Panels

Emerald City Comic Con 2019:
Oni Press ~ Booth #216

We are just two weeks away from the convention which officially kicks off the 2019 convention season…Emerald City Comic Con! Running March 14-17th, this year’s event is again being hosted at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. ReedPOP, promoter of the event, has put together a nice lineup and impressive list of guests appearing. On the comic book side of things, all the popular and beloved publishers and creators will be on-hand. Today, we look at what you can expect from Oni Press this year.

Kicking off this year, Oni Press has just announced their Emerald City Comic Con 2019 lineup of exclusive items, creator signings, and panels. Emerald City Comic Con attendees can find Oni Press at Booth #216 on the show floor.

Check out their scheduling below, then be sure to hit up the creators and publisher for some sweet titles, autographs from the talent, must-have exclusives, and exciting panels hosted by the Northwest’s own Oni Press!


Oni Press ECCC 2019 Exclusives

Oni Press


Check out Oni Press’ convention exclusives: Morning in America #1 with exclusive cover by Rii Abrego; Dream Daddy deluxe limited edition hardcover (based on the popular Dad dating simulator video game by Game Grumps); Rick and Morty™ Presents: Jerry #1 convention exclusive cover by Christopher Uminga; and the Aquicorn Cove pin as well as the new Floral Tea Dragon Pin Set for The Tea Dragon Society based on the Oni Press graphic novels by Katie O’Neill!

In addition to your new favorites, pick up a couple of Oni Press licensed trade paperbacks! Their latest editions to these collectible volumes are Invader ZIM Volume 6, with variant cover by Megan Lawton, and Rick and Morty™ Volume 8 with exclusive variant cover by Julieta Colás.

Oni Press will have new releases including The Long Con Volume 1 by Kyle Starks, Ben Coleman, and EA Denich; Cretaceous by Tadd Galusha; Rick and Morty™ vs. Dungeons & Dragons trade paperback; Our Super Adventure: Press Start to Begin by Sarah Graley; Long Road to Liquor City by Macon Blair and Joe Flood; The Ballad of Sang Volume 1 by Ed Brisson and Alessandro Micelli; and the Guerilllas Omnibus by Brahm Revel.

Available from Oni Games

Renegade Game Studios and Oni Games bring you Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game, and The Tea Dragon Society Card Game with white variant box.

More Available from Oni Press!

Pick up a couple of Oni Press faves while you’re out and about at the convention! They’ll have Aquicorn Cove by Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Katie O’Neill and fan-favorite A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson. If you’re looking for the next big thing, check out Kyle StarksKill Them All, which was just optioned for film by Paramount, and Stumptown by Greg Rucka and Justin Greenwood, which was optioned for TV by CBS!


Oni Press ECCC 2019 Signings

Oni Press

Thursday, March 14

Sarah Graley
Our Super Adventure, Kim Reaper,
Rick and Morty™ Lil’ Poopy Superstar
11am-12pm

Yehudi Mercado
Sci-Fu
12-1pm

Cat Farris
My Boyfriend is a Bear
1-2pm

Sam Logan
Invader ZIM
2-3pm

Ryan Maniulit & D.J. Kirkland
Dream Daddy
3-4pm

Christopher Uminga
Rick and Morty™ Presents: Jerry #1
Convention Exclusive
4-5pm

Friday, March 15

Yuko Ota & Ananth Hirsh, Tess Stone
Buzz, Lucky Penny, Not Drunk Enough
10-11am

Dylan Meconis
The Long Con
11am-12pm

Kyle Starks
Rick and Morty™, Kill Them All, Dead of Winter
12-1pm

Erika Moen & Matthew Nolan
Drawn to Sex: The Basics, Oh Joy Sex Toy
1-2pm

Josh Trujillo, D.J. Kirkland, Jeremy Lawson
Dream Daddy
2-3pm

Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover
Banana Sunday, Made Men, Small Favors
3-4pm

Christopher Uminga
Rick and Morty™ Presents: Jerry #1
Convention Exclusive
4-5pm

Magdalene Visaggio

Magdalene Visaggio
Morning in America #1
5-6pm

Sarah Graley
Our Super Adventure, Kim Reaper,
Rick and Morty™ Lil’ Poopy Superstar
6pm-7pm

Saturday, March 16

Sarah Graley
Our Super Adventure, Kim Reaper,
Rick and Morty™ Lil’ Poopy Superstar
10-11am

Dylan Meconis and Ben Coleman
The Long Con
11am-12pm

Jim Zub
Rick and Morty™ vs. Dungeons & Dragons
12-1pm

Christopher Uminga
Rick and Morty™ Presents: Jerry #1
Convention Exclusive
1-2pm

Kris Anka
Dream Daddy
2-3pm

Magdalene Visaggio

Magdalene Visaggio
Morning in America #1
3-4pm

Jackie Lewis
Merry Men

4-5pm

Michael Tanner & Greg Smith
Junior Braves of the Apocalypse
5-6pm
Sunday, March 17

Terry Blas, Molly Muldoon, Matthew Seely
Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom
11am-12pm

Yehudi Mercado
Sci-Fu
12-1pm

Megan Rose Gedris
Spectacle
1-2pm

Erika Moen & Matthew Nolan
Drawn to Sex: The Basics, Oh Joy Sex Toy

2-3pm

Ted Naifeh
Kriss, Night’s Dominion,
Courtney Crumrin, Princess Ugg

3-4pm

Sarah Graley
Our Super Adventure, Kim Reaper,
Rick and Morty™ Lil’ Poopy Superstar
4pm-5pm


Oni Press ECCC 2019 Panels

Oni Press

Marketing Your Own Comics Without Being a Nuisance

The key to success in comics is knowing you are the direct line to your fans—but how do you shamelessly promote your work without going overboard? Join marketing teams from Oni Press and Dark Horse Comics, with a handful of successful self-made comics creators to learn the best social media and marketing tactics for your self-published comics.

Date: 3/14/2019
Time: 1:30- 2:30
Location: TCC L3-R1

Speakers: Melissa Meszaros, Cara O’Neil, Daniel Barnes, Sarah Graley, Paul Tobin, Greg Smith, Anne Smith

Becoming Your Hero: Creating Comics for Licensed Properties

What’s it like to play around with your favorite TV, movie, and comic characters—and get paid for it?! Learn comics creator’s approach to writing, drawing, and coloring licensed properties to maintain the integrity, even stretching the boundaries of your favorite characters and their worlds.

Date: 3/15/2019
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Location: TCC L3-R3

Speakers: Sarah Gaydos, Sarah Stern, Josh Trujillo, Drew Rausch, Andrew MacLean, Kris Anka, Irene Koh

Kids Can Make Comics, Too!

Calling all kids! We know you love to read comics, but are you making YOUR OWN?! Come and learn the secrets of comics creation from word balloons to panel layouts to character building, hosted by Oni Press’s Editor in Chief Sarah Gaydos and friends.

Date: 3/15/2019
Time: 2:45 – 3:45
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage

Speakers: Sarah Gaydos, Kimberli Johnson, Terry Blas, Greg Smith, Yehudi Mercado, Michael Tanner

Limerence Press Presents: The Future of LGBT+ Comics

2018 was a great year for LGBT+ comics—what does 2019 and beyond hold? Join Limerence Press editorial director Ari Yarwood in conversation with a panel of top indie creators, featuring Josh Trujillo (Dream Daddy), Meredith McClaren (Super Fun Sexy Times), Mildred Louis (Agents of the Realm), Isabella Rotman (Wait, What? A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up), Tess Stone (Not Drunk Enough), and Megan Rose Gedris (Spectacle) discussing representation, craft, and their hopes for the future of queer comics.

Date: 3/15/2019
Time: 4:00 – 5:00
Location: TCC L3-R1

Speakers: Ari Yarwood, Josh Trujillo, Meredith McClaren, Mildred Louis, Isabella Rotman, Tess Stone, Megan Rose Gedris

Rick and Morty™ vs. Dungeons & Dragons Live!

What happens when the original fantasy role-playing game and Adult Swim’s zany hit show collide? Join Oni Press on a Rick and Morty™ VS. Dungeons & Dragons live RPG encounter, dungeon mastered by comic creator Jim Zub (who co-wrote the R+M VS D&D comic mini-series). It’s 5th edition D&D meets Rick and Morty dimension-crashing sass with dice-dealing damage, strange creatures, exciting surprise guests and prizes for the lucky or foolhardy – Don’t miss it!

Date: 3/15/2019
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: TCC L3-R5

Tales from The Long Con

What happens at Con, stays at Con…sometimes. Join comics creators and comic industry powerhouses in an epic storytelling event, sharing their convention adventures—horrific, romantic, and comedic—from comic cons across the globe.

Date: 3/16/2019
Time: 4:00 – 5:00
Location: TCC L3-R1

Speakers: Robin Herrera, Ben Coleman, Dylan Meconis, Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins, Ashley Poston, DJ Kirkland

Be a Character: Creating Autobiographical Comics in the Internet Age

Autobiographical comics are among the medium’s best-loved works, but how has creating personal stories changed since Fun Home? Join a panel of non-fiction comics creators featuring Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins (Our Super Adventure), Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota (Johnny Wander), and Abby Howard (Junior Scientist Power Hour) in conversation with Oni Press senior editor Ari Yarwood to talk about navigating privacy, authenticity, and storytelling in the digital age.

Date: 3/17/2019
Time: 12:00 – 1:00
Location: TCC L3-R1

Speakers: Ari Yarwood, Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins, Yuko Ota, Ananth Hirsh, Abby Howard

Monster Battle Time KO!

Three teams of artists go head-to-head in the biggest Monster Battle Time of the season! This year we have three teams of stellar cartoonists to design your monsters and battle for ultimate artistic glory! Free comics to all attendees!

Date: 3/17/2019
Time: 2:45 – 3:45
Location: WSCC 210 – Family HQ Stage

Speakers: Robin Herrera, Arielle Jovellanos, Yehudi Mercado, Sarah Graley, Stef Purenins, Kimberli Johnson, Rin Howell


Publisher – Oni Press

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