Fans of delightfully twisted fare can rejoice today. Emmy award-winning and Eisner-nominated cartoonist Jay Stephens, known for Tutenstein and Jetcat Clubhouse, is returning to Oni Press this August with a new series called Dwellings. Slated to be published bi-monthly in big, juicy oversized issues, Dwellings is a tale of a seemingly normal little town called Elwich that harbors dark secrets known only to the crows.
This return to Oni Press is a big deal, since Stephens was known for many breakout hits there, including Land of Nod, Oddville and Atomic City Tales. Now with Dwellings, Jay gets to bring life to the Harvey comics that inspired him as a child, and add blood-soaked mayhem and murder to the mix. It starts on August 9th with a 72-page first issue. If that weren’t enough, there’s a ton of variant covers for Dwellings, ranging from standard to deeply unsettling.
Here’s the premise of the upcoming series in a nutshell:
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…
Here’s what Oni Press had to say about the upcoming collaboration:
“It’s a sincere pleasure to welcome Jay Stephens back to Oni with one of the scariest, funniest, most twisted comics series of the decade,” said Oni Press President & Publisher, Hunter Gorinson. “Like SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN force fed through a woodchipper with a stack of old Harvey Comics and a half-empty bottle of absinthe, DWELLINGS is a nightmarish combination of pathological violence, nerve-fraying intensity, and day-glo suburban charm — all from the pen of a master cartoonist who has been building toward this series for the better part of two decades. Even if you’ve read tens of thousands of comics, I can guarantee this: You have never seen anything like DWELLINGS before..and aren’t like to again anytime soon.”
As a fan of all things quirky, Dwellings certainly sounds like something special. Be sure and check out your local comic shop this August to get a taste of what’s to come!
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
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