Oni Press reveal release details and signing information for Joey Weiser's "Ghost Hog"
While I certainly enjoy fun, light-hearted comics, I’m always down for stories that have a strong emotional core at the center. That’s how Oni Press’ Ghost Hog looks to be shaping up, with a pleasing, simple visual aesthetic that will be used to tell a story of loss, grief, and forgiveness. A sampler with two brand new stories will be available as part of Oni’s Free Comic Book Day offerings, and what’s more, writer and artist Joey Weiser will be doing some promotional work after the graphic novel releases.
Check out the details below.
Coming Soon! Ghost Hog by Eisner-nominated Cartoonist Joey Weiser
Free Comic Book Day Silver Offering Available on May 5th and OGN Available May 7th
PORTLAND, OR., April 15, 2019 — The tale of Ghost Hog by Joey Weiser (Mermin), coming to bookstores May 7th, deftly navigates loss, vengeance, and acceptance.
Truff is the ghost of a young boar, fueled by fury towards the hunter who shot her down. She has a lot to learn about her new afterlife, and thankfully the forest spirits Claude and Stanley are there to guide her! However, they soon find that her parents, along with their fellow animal villagers, have been kidnapped by the malicious mountain demon Mava! Truff wants to help, but… the hunter is finally within her grasp, and if she lets him go, she may never get her revenge! Is vengeance all that being a ghost is good for? Or is there something stronger keeping this little pig tethered to the living world?
In December, Oni Press announced Ghost Hog as the 2019 Free Comic Book Day Silver Offering, which will feature two all-new stories about Truff, and is available at participating comic shops on May 5, 2019!
Joey Weiser will be in attendance at TCAF, May 11-12th. He will also be celebrating the release of the Ghost Hog original graphic novel with a signing at Avid Bookshop (493 Prince Ave, Athens, GA) on Saturday, May 18th, 6:30-7:30pm.
Ghost Hog will hit bookstores on May 7.