One More Big Announcement To Round Out The Year...
BLUE BOOK, THE ODDLY PEDESTRIAN LIFE OF CHRISTOPHER CHAOS, and TRUE WEIRD are all coming to Dark Horse Comics in 2023!
I just got back to my friend’s place in London from Harrogate. Thought Bubble was absolutely phenomenal. Honestly, each of the conventions for the last month have been absolutely phenomenal. But I am fully and completely exhausted. There were a lot of very exciting seeds planted over the last three weeks.
The Empire of the Tiny Onion will continue to expand over the next few years, and forge many exciting new partnerships… But I am particularly excited about a partnership that we’ve been discussing behind the scenes for months, and get to unveil to all of you beautiful people TODAY!
Tiny Onion Studios is teaming up with Dark Horse to publish the rest of my Substack comics in 2023 and beyond! You can read more at THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER!
BLUE BOOK #1 by myself and Michael Avon Oeming will release in February 2023. Each issue of BLUE BOOK will feature one of the TRUE WEIRD shorts we’ve been running on the site as back-up material, starting with my “Coney Island” short with the legendary Klaus Janson. The first issue has some AMAZING variants from Jill Thompson and Dave Johnson!
THE ODDLY PEDESTRIAN LIFE OF CHRISTOPHER CHAOS #1, based on my original idea, expanded and developed by Tate Brombal, with Isaac Goodhart and Kurt Michael Russell on interiors and Nick Robles on covers will release in June 2023. We’ll have a LOT more about this as we get closer to launch date!
Moving forward, the Tiny Onion/Dark Horse partnership will continue to unfold the universe around TOPLOCC, and continue to develop projects by myself and other creators that will explore short-form and long-form True Weird stories. Stories about strange encounters with the impossible that are based on the original accounts of the encounters. Some of those projects will continue to unfold here on Substack for paid subscribers before they land in print, some will be print exclusive… We’re going to figure out what works best!
But moving forward this Substack will be a bit of a pipeline into this line of comics, and it will absolutely be the best place to follow what we’re going to be exploring next in the line, and on every front of the Tiny Onion Empire. So… You know… If you haven’t subscribed here on Substack, maybe now’s the time!
Why Dark Horse? Well, honestly, I’ve always liked being able to silo similar projects together. I think Blue Book, all the True Weird stories we’re looking to tell, and the world of The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos fit very neatly on the shelves next to titles like Hellboy, Black Hammer, Norse Mythology, and a little-known series from Michael Avon Oeming called Powers (not to mention the whole Jinxworld library!). And like I told Dan Chabon and Tim Wiesch early in our conversations… I want a shelf of those gorgeous Dark Horse Library Editions. And as I’ve said to Tate a few times, now we can refer to the Chaosverse as the queer teenage cousin to the Mignolaverse!
This isn’t an exclusive arrangement! As I’ve already announced, W0RLDTR33 is coming next spring from Image Comics, and we’ve got big plans for the future of SIKTC and Wynd at Boom! and Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country at DC. But I’m very happy to have found such a wonderful home for each of my series, and it’s great to be forging connections at these titans of the American Comic Book Publishing World.
OH, and speaking of Image… I have a very special cover I want to share with all of you. Martin put the final touches on this amazing Spawn Variant cover to THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH: WILD FICTION SPECIAL #1, in stores just in time for Christmas!
FOC for this issue is on 11/28, and this was a surprise reprint, so if you want to make sure you have this bad-ass Spawn Cover, OR even just the standard Bigfoot cover, you better let your LCS know RIGHT AWAY! You don’t want to miss out on getting your hands on this gorgeous cover!!!
Once I’m back home in NYC, I’m going to be making one last big push for you all to back ROOM SERVICE: THE KICKSTARTER. We’re down to our final three days of the campaign, and every single dollar we raise is going to be funneled directly into making the best, most frightening short film that we can muster. So if you’ve been hemming and hawing, we’ve got comics for you, we’ve got art books for you, we’ve got all SORTS of goodies, and we desperately want you to have them!
PLEASE BACK ROOM SERVICE TODAY!
My flight home is tomorrow. I am very excited to hug my dog and go to sleep in my own bed.
James Tynion IV