ONI PRESS RETURNS TO THE TEA DRAGON SOCIETY IN FINAL INSTALLMENT

The Award-Winning Series Will Come to an End in 2020

PORTLAND, OR: Best-selling writer and illustrator Katie O’Neill and Oni Press are pleased to announce the culmination of The Tea Dragon Society series, The Tea Dragon Tapestry, coming in fall 2020. 

According to creator Katie O’Neill, “It brings me great joy to be returning to the stories of Greta, Minette and many other friends readers have met through the world of Tea Dragons. When I started writing Society, I absolutely could not have imagined the warmth and enthusiasm that would meet these characters and creatures.” 

It’s been over a year since she was entrusted with Ginseng’s care and Greta still can’t chase away the cloud of mourning that hangs over the timid Tea Dragon. As she struggles to create something spectacular enough to impress a master blacksmith in search of an apprentice, she questions the true meaning of crafting, and the true meaning of caring for someone in grief. 

Meanwhile, Minette receives a surprise package from the monastery where she was once training to be a prophetess. Thrown into confusion about her path in life, the shy and reserved Minette finds that the more she opens her heart to others, the more clearly she can see what was always inside.

Told with the same care and charm as the previous installments of The Tea Dragon series, The Tea Dragon Tapestry welcomes old friends and new into a heartfelt story of purpose, love, and growth.

From long-standing series editor Ari Yarwood, “It’s been an absolute joy working on The Tea Dragon series with Katie O’Neill, and I’m so proud of the kind and beautiful world she’s created. I hope that readers find something they need in these books.”

About the impact of The Tea Dragon series, Katie said, “One thing I’ve discovered while making these books is that the world of Tea Dragons is much bigger than what I alone can create; it has been incredible to see both children and adults invent their own Tea Dragon lore and fantasies, myths and rituals, and include them in spending quality time with friends and family. I cherish that beyond words, and I hope the last installment will be satisfying and enjoyable to readers new and old.”

The Tea Dragon Tapestry will be available in stores and online September 1, 2020. 

About Katie O’Neill

Katie O’Neill is an Eisner and Harvey Award-winning illustrator and graphic novelist from New Zealand. She is the author of Princess Princess Ever AfterAquicorn CoveThe Tea Dragon SocietyThe Tea Dragon Festival, and Dewdrop, all from Oni Press. She mostly makes gentle fantasy stories for younger readers, and is very interested in tea, creatures, things that grow, and the magic of everyday life.

About Lion Forge Comics:

Lion Forge strives to publish comics for everyone to enjoy, regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, or cultural background. The original graphic novel Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven was nominated for three Glyph Awards, as well as the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, and Lighter Than My Shadow was voted the 2017 Graphic Novel of the Year by Amazon. In 2018, the Dwayne McDuffie Award-winning Upgrade Soul was selected as one of the year’s best books by Publisher’s Weekly. Lion Forge Comics includes the Roar imprint for young adults, the Caracal imprint for middle-grade aged children, the CubHouse imprint for early readers, and the Quillion imprint, bringing together comics and tabletop gaming. It is also home to the Magnetic Collection of premium and critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels, boasting multiple Eisner Award nominees. Across multiple imprints and formats that include licensed properties like DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender, original works from top independent creators, and the original and all-inclusive Catalyst Prime superhero universe, Lion Forge publishes something for every level of comic book fan, young and old.

About Oni Press

Established in 1997, Oni Press’s curated line includes a variety of award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels, including: Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty™, Nickelodeon’s Invader ZIMScott Pilgrim,Queen & CountryCourtney CrumrinWastelandThe Sixth GunStumptownWet MoonLetter 44The BunkerThe Tea Dragon SocietyThe Coldest City, and Kaijumax.

About Polarity

Polarity is a diversified global media company founded in 2018, with a mission to bring authentic content to a diverse global audience.  The name Polarity conveys opposing forces and a global perspective to build a captivating range of assets. To create a richer content experience and offering, we believe in the value of embracing diversity and highlighting opposing views and voices.

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