On Wednesday, November 22nd, AHOY Comics is set to release the last issue of CON & ON, the fifth and final issue in the fantastic and funny satire of the comic book industry and its biggest conventions. The five-part tragi-comedy follows a fictional but all-too-familiar ensemble cast of pros and fans down through the decades of America’s most colossal comic book convention: the Vista Al Mar Comics Festival on the California coast.
Here’s a look at the cover, the storyline, and preview pages
for this week’s release from AHOY Comics on
New Comic Book Day! #NCBD
New Release for the week of November 22nd, 2023
CON & ON #5 (of 5)
Every AHOY title also features extra
bonus prose stories, beautifully illustrated!
Cover Art by Daniel Schoeneck
Release Date: November 22nd, 2023
The “profoundly well-observed waltz through the heart, soul and timeline of a comic convention” (Si Spurrier) concludes in the pandemic year 2022.
Deja Drummond accepts a prestigious cartooning award and reflects on the often-painful path that brought her success, while her ex-friend Eddie finds a new level of self-awareness in the ashes of a spent comics career.
About AHOY Comics
AHOY Comics debuted in the fall of 2018 with the bold promise for readers to expect more from its line of comic book magazines, featuring comic book stories, poetry, prose fiction, and cartoons. The independent, Syracuse-based company is the brainchild of Publisher Hart Seely, an award-winning reporter whose humor and satire has appeared in The New York Times and on National Public Radio. AHOY’s Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer is committed to publishing comics with a (dark) sense of humor with titles like the superhero parody THE WRONG EARTH, the religious satire HIGH HEAVEN, the sci fi spoof CAPTAIN GINGER, the time travel tales PLANET OF THE NERDS and BRONZE AGE BOOGIE, HASHTAG: DANGER and the anthology series EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR. This summer, the company will publish the highly anticipated SECOND COMING, the satirical comic book series by Mark Russell and Richard Pace in which Jesus Christ resumes His Holy Mission.