Tiny Onion Christmas Card 01: THE NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE
I love the holidays. I always have.
Part of it is just the fact that with a mid-December birthday that’s juuuuust far enough from Christmas I always managed to snag two rounds of presents. But it’s more than that. There’s that amazing kind of quiet that exists only when you go outside into fresh snow. There’s the movies, and the music, even the movies and the music I like to complain about. I love Christmas episodes of TV shows, and seeing members of my extended family I’d like to see more often. I love figuring out what to get people as presents, and drinking egg nog and all of it. I just set up our Christmas Tree yesterday, and we’re going to decorate it this weekend.
But I didn’t just want to keep the decorations in my home. So this year, I decided to commission the co-creators of my big four books - THE DEPARTMENT OF TRUTH, THE NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE, SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN and WYND to whip up some holiday images for all of you.
So here is my first Tiny Onion Christmas Card, by the co-creator of THE NICE HOUSE ON THE LAKE, Álvaro Martínez Bueno, featuring everybody’s favorite flesh tornado, Walter!!
For those of you who haven’t been reading TNHOTL, it’s the story of an old group of friends who get invited to a lake house for a nice relaxing weekend by their old friend Walter. From there it quickly veers into an apocalyptic horror story. It’s published by DC Comics Black Label, and features colors by the amazing Jordie Bellaire, letters and design by the fine humans at Andworld Design, and is edited by the incredible team of Chris Conroy and Marquis Draper. Six issues have released so far, and we’ll be back with the series this spring with more twists and turns than you can handle. For those trade-waiters out there, the first trade paperback is going to be releasing in March 2022, and you should let your local comic shop know that you want a copy RIGHT NOW.
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!
I wanted to take the opportunity, before my new webstore opens in earnest in 2022, to partner with the amazing people at Cadence Comic Art and create some high quality, limited edition prints. Cadence represents three of my incredible artists, and you should see what each of them are offering in their respective stores on Cadence - Werther Dell’Edera, Michael Dialynas, and Martin Simmonds. You should also check out what Álvaro Martínez Bueno has available on his independent webstore!
Cadence is going to be offering each of these Christmas Cards as limited edition 11x17 prints! Each print is only $25 plus shipping. Limited One Per Person. Signed and Numbered by me and the artist. Each design will be on sale for one week, until the next design drops the following Wednesday at 2PM ET. Fulfillment will be handled by the amazing people at Cadence. This is available to all subscribers to The Empire of the Tiny Onion, free and paid!
I’ve got an extra special surprise related to these images, exclusively for members of my Onion Club membership tier. I’ll be sending out a message about that in the next couple of days (There’s a particular prop I’m waiting for in the mail so I can show it off properly). So, stay tuned on that front.
Happy December, people! And stay tuned! I’ve got a few more tricks up my sleeve this month for all of you…
James Tynion IV