Oni hires Dissanayake as Sales Manager

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David Dissanayake has joined Oni as Sales Manager. He fills the position held by Shy Allott, who left as Director of Sales several months ago. Dissanayake joins Oni following two years at Magnetic Press as Director of Sales & Marketing, and he was formerly manager of Mission: Comics & Art, in San Francisco. Statements from the PR […]

MATT CHATS: Chris Sebela on Comics, Cross-Pollination and Portland

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Chris Sebela is everywhere. I first became aware of him thanks to the Everest crime thriller High Crimes from Monkey Brain, and since then he has worked with an array of publishers from Marvel to DC to Image to Dark Horse and, recently, with Oni Press and Boom! Studios for his latest creator-owned series. I talked to Chris about […]

MATT CHATS: Tony Fleecs Talks Ponies and Palling Around with Josh Fialkov on ‘Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth’

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Tony Fleecs had been grinding as an indy cartoonist for years, but it was his work for the My Little Pony license at IDW that got him the most attention. Now, he’s returning to creator-owned with Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth, co-written with writer and friend Josh Fialkov, for Oni Press. I talked to Fleecs about […]

Oni announces Limerance Press, an imprint for erotica and sex education

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Oni is launching Limerance Press, a new imprint under the guidance of managing editor Ari Yarwood. While that may not sound all that unusual the subject matter is: erotica and sex education, as shown by the first announced title, Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan Oh Joy Sex Toy (NSFW, obvs). The long running OJST features information on, […]

Personnel moves at Oni: Yarwood, Reed and McIntire

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It’s hiring season in comics! Portland’s Oni Press has joined the party, hiring Andrew McIntire as Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Rachel Reed as publicity coordinator, and promoting Ari Yarwood to Managing Editor. I think we don’t really think about Oni a lot of the time when talking about comics publishers, but they’ve been […]

Comings and goings at Oni, IDW and Valiant

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Some new positions at Valiant and IDW, and a new media partner for Oni. For the details read on! Valiant Entertainment has hired Geeta Singh as Licensing Manager. Singh formerly worked for Universify, a branding company, and King Features Syndicate. In her new role, Singh will join Valiant’s President of Licensing, Promotions & Ad Sales, […]

MATT CHATS: Zander Cannon on the Hierarchies of Monsters and Benefits of a Smaller Publisher for his series Kaijumax

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Zander Cannon has been hard at work on his series Kaijumax in 2015, which he writes, draws, colors and letters. He’s delivering odd, amusing, poignant stories about Godzilla-like creatures in a jail designed by men, the real monsters. I interviewed him about the series, how Oni Press makes for a good partner and more. How did you come up with the […]

MATT CHATS: Jeffrey Burandt on Music in Comics with Oni Press

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As a medium that requires you to listen, music doesn’t seem like it would meld with traditional comic book storytelling. That assumption, however, has been challenged by a number of writers and artists who want to share their passion for music with comics readers. One such author is Jeffrey Burandt, who I spoke to about […]