Oni Press Releases Trailer For Jay Stephens’ Highly Anticipated DWELLINGS
Three Horrific, Prestige Format Issues from Emmy Award-winning Animator and Eisner Award-nominated Cartoonist Jay Stephens – Beginning in August!
(June 22, 2022) Beginning this summer, the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award-winning publisher Oni Press will publish DWELLINGS, a bi-monthly limited series from the pop-addled brain of Emmy Award-winning animator and Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Jay Stephens (TUTENSTEIN, JETCAT CLUBHOUSE). Today Oni Press is thrilled to release a brand new trailer for the spooky series, as well as a brand new preview. Re-formatting Stephens’ acclaimed self-published series – which has drawn praise from a litany of high-profile talents, like Jeff Lemire, Stephen R. Bissette, Phil Hester, and more – into three prestige-format chapters, Oni’s new release of DWELLINGS marks the award-winning Canadian cartoonist’s return to the publisher that played an early, pivotal role in shaping his career with series like JETCAT CLUBHOUSE, LAND OF NOD, ODDVILLE, and ATOMIC CITY TALES – all of which numbered among some of Oni’s earliest and most acclaimed breakout hits alongside series like CLERKS and ONI DOUBLE FEATURE.
Each of DWELLINGS’ three oversized, prestige format issues will be 72 blood curdling pages long and will include two complete tales. Welcome to Elwich – an oasis of small town perfection, where the schools overflow with cheery-eyed children, lovingly adorned homes line the historic boulevards… and only the crows can see the deep, festering rot that lurks beneath the pristine surface. Murder. Demonology. Possession. Obsession. Elwich has them all on offer—and behind every dwelling awaits a horrifying new story to be told.
DWELLINGS debuts on August 9th with a 72-page, first issue with all-new, never-before-seen standard and “bloody” edition covers by Jay Stephens himself, alongside brand-new variant covers by Joe Palmer (TIME BEFORE TIME), Jenna Cha (BLACK STARS ABOVE), and Brian Level (BATMAN VS. BIGBY! A WOLF IN GOTHAM).
DWELLINGS #1 will feature two creepy stories – “They Know” and”Second Tongue.” One Press will unleash DWELLINGS diabolical debut issue on unsuspecting comic shops everywhere on August 9, 2023.
Advance praise for Jay Stephens’ DWELLINGS:
“Jay Stephens’ DWELLINGS wonderfully mixes glorious and gorgeous old school cartooning with a sinister underbelly, creating a comic unlike anything else out there. Highly recommended!”
“Masterful… I couldn’t be more impressed with the art and storytelling.”—Seth
“Jay polished style thoughtfully subverts nostalgia without losing warmth and humor. An utterly unique voice.”—Matt Kindt
“DWELLINGS is one of my favorite current comic books, and without a doubt my favorite horror comic of the current genre ‘boom.’”—Stephen R. Bissette
“DWELLINGS is just utterly wild, and I love it!”—WWE Wrestler Tegan Nox
“One of the best cartoonists alive.”—PhilHester
“Such a great series.”—Roger Langridge
“THERE IS NO OTHER BOOK LIKE THIS OUT THERE. Simply amazing.”—Karl Kesel
“Don’t let the adorable demons fool you,” said Gorinson. “DWELLINGS is definitely not for kids (or cowards). It’s 100% MATURE READERS ONLY!”
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DWELLINGS #1 (of 3)
Written by JAY STEPHENS
Art by JAY STEPHENS
Cover A by JAY STEPHENS
Cover B by JOE PALMER
Cover C by JENNA CHA
Cover D by BRIAN LEVEL
Bloody Variant (1:10) by JAY STEPHENS
$9.99 | 72 pgs. | PRESTIGE FORMAT | BI-MONTHLY | FULL COLOR
ON SALE AUGUST 9, 2023
SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS