Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, is excited announce a new graphic novel MY BOYFRIEND IS A BEAR by Pamela Ribon (SLAM!, Moana) and Cat Farris (Emily and the Strangers). This romantic comedy of bear meets girl stars 28-year-old Nora, frustrated with the dating scene until she meets the perfect boyfriend—a 500-pound American black bear.
“The comics market right now has a lot of very dark, serious stories,” says Farris. “I’m really excited to help put a story out there that is silly and sweet. Something that hopefully makes people smile. It’s not everyday you get to sell people a book about a girl dating a literal bear, and I hope folks are as charmed by this story as I have been while working on it.”
“I love how comics can shift from big moments to small,” says Ribon about making her first graphic novel. “There’s a wonderful intimacy with the reader that allows for sweetness, surprise, and depth of honesty at an immediate, visceral level.”