Monday, May 23, 2011

Oni Press Makes a BIG Splash on the Mini-Con!

When I got an email from Corey Casoni at Oni Press a few weeks ago I was already excited. Corey had said that Oni would be sending some goodies for the mini-con and while they were shipping as media mail, they should get to the library in plenty of time for the event. THEN I get four more emails of tracking numbers! Not one package, but FOUR! Well, all four packages arrived last week and my jaw dropped when I opened them- inside each box was 250 copies of this year's FCBD edition- Rated FREE for Everyone. That's 4 boxes X 250 copies each= 1,000 comics!!!!
Oni Press, who was VERY generous last year, was even moreso this year. Thanks to them, every child who comes to the mini-con should walk away with at least two comics this year. If that won't help encourage kids to become comics fans, I don't know what will.
If you check Oni Press' webpage you'll see they have some fantastic kid titles like Possessions, and Salt Water Taffy (a favorite of mine!), and Ted Naifeh's (Polly & the Pirates) series Courtney Crumrin, which I haven't read yet but seems to give nods to past comics, and book series (like the cover for the League of Ordinary Gentlemen which combines the title from Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with Harry Potter and a classic pulp noir picture).
Come by The Return of Mini-Con Strikes Back on Saturday, June 11 from 1-5 pm and get your FREE Oni Press comic along with some other great swag!

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