Coming later this year from multiple Eisner nominee Christopher Sebela and Double + artist Ben Sears (a former guest artist at our London Gosh! Comics and Broken Frontier monthly Drink and Draw meet-ups), Dead Dudes is a supernatural OGN from Oni Press. Given the calibre of the creative team involved this is assuredly one to look out for later this year. Full details in the press release below.
These Bros Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts—Only Problem, the Ghosts Ain’t Afraid of Them Either
PORTLAND, OR: Oni Press is pleased to announce the upcoming original graphic novel Dead Dudes from Christopher Sebela and Ben Sears, featuring a trio of ghost hunters who piss off the wrong bunch of ghosts, coming September 2020.
Riffing on the ever popular supernatural hunter tv shows, Dead Dudes follows Trev, Kent, and Brian — three guys who are allegedly friends, but are best known as the backbiting hosts of the popular ghost hunting show, Ghost Bros. With ratings falling and competition rising, they gamble it all on the Chernobyl of haunted locations: Edgeway Penitentiary, where the Ghost Bros find conclusive proof of the afterlife… After they die and come back as ghosts themselves, trapped there with the angry ghosts who killed them!
Now that they’re deceased, the Ghost Bros have to be the best dead dudes they can be, prove to the world that ghosts exist, and save the lives of their most hated rivals (Oh yeah—and to save the living from a ghostly armageddon. Or whatever).
Featuring art, color, and lettering from the talents of Warren Wucinich and Ryan Hill, Dead Dudes will be available online and in stores September 16, 2020.
About the Creator(s)
Christopher Sebela is a three-time Eisner-nominated writer, designer and publisher born in the Midwest and living in Portland, Oregon. Having started out writing journalism and novels that no one will ever read, he’s the co-creator of original comics like Crowded, Test, Shanghai Red, High Crimes, House Amok, Cold War, Heartthrob, We(l)come Back, Dead Letters, Short Order Crooks, and The Death Defying. He is also father to a blockheaded dog named Zola who is the best dog in the world.
Ben Sears is an illustrator who was last seen in Kentucky. No reward if found.
Warren Wucinich is an illustrator, colorist, and part-time carny currently living in Dallas, TX. When not making comics he can usually be found watching old Twilight Zone episodes and eating large amounts of pie.
Colorist Ryan Hill lives in North Hills, California and has worked in comics in some form or another for over a decade. He’s been coloring for the last few years and hopes he’s good at it. He knows Dex tends to roam around Alberta a lot but thinks at some point she should try drinking at North Bar around 50th and Division ‘cause that’s his favorite bar.