Learn how to survive “The Long Con” with a new comic from Oni Press
There's so much to do at Comic-Con that you couldn’t possibly see everything. Even if you’re there all day every day of the convention, with expertly mapped routes and navigational strategies marked out to the T, there’s still going to be something that you missed.
But what if you had time to see everything? What if Comic-Con lasted... forever?
Thats the idea behind the hilarious-sounding The Long Con, a new comic from Oni Press. Mixing geek culture with post-apocalyptic themes, the book will make its debut at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.
Where the World Ends,The Comic Con Begins
Oni Press Brings You Survivalist Nerd-dom as We Know It!
PORTLAND, OR., July 16, 2018—Just in time for SDCC, The Long Con is under way. On July 25th, Oni Press invites you to take a look inside what happens when the world ends, but the Con culture lives on. The Long Con is a hilarious action/adventure comic for teen and adult readers alike, whether con-goers or not, written by Dylan Meconis (Family Man, Bite Me!) and film critic for The Portland Mercury, Ben Coleman, with illustrations by webcomic artist EA Denich, colors by M. Victoria Robado (Jem and the Holograms), and letters by Aditya Bidikar.
Five years ago, a cataclysmic event obliterated everything within a fifty mile radius of the Los Spinoza Convention Center—including the attendees of Long Con, the world's biggest (and longest) comic convention. But unknown to the outside world, the con-goers not only survived, they kept the convention going. When proof of their survival surfaces, reporter Victor Lai is sent to investigate—after all, he was covering the con that fateful day and escaped mere minutes before everything went kablooie... abandoning his nerdy pal Dez in the process. So clearly he's the perfect person for the job, and he won't get trapped inside like some kinda idiot. Right?
“This book absolutely is a love letter to all the pop culture we hold near and dear in our dorky little hearts—it’s a book about nerds, by nerds, for nerds,” said EA Denich. “It’s a pleasure to work with an awesome writing team like Dylan and Ben, and been a blast to help construct our crazy little con world!”
The Long Con #1 will be available at San Diego Comic-Con and then hit comic shops on July 25.