By Jarrod Jones. The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo is back to give the Second City another stab at this whole “geeky revelry” business, and to show creators who don’t live here what a proper slice of pizza looks/tastes like. Oh, and holy crap, the movie theaters — they’re awesome here. Also we have a ferris wheel. Chicago’s great.

But back to C2E2. For Oni Press, it’s an opportunity to show off new projects, tease even newer ones, and place their hard-working creators directly in front of their fans for a chance at an autograph, maybe a little creative insight. Who knows.

Below you’ll find a complete list of the kind of shenanigans Oni will be getting up to at this year’s C2E2, including panels, signing opportunities, and ooh! Exclusives. Check it out the full list below — and see you there!

ONI PRESS C2E2 2018 — BOOTH #209

From Oni Press: We are excited to be landing in Chicago on April 6th-8th for the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as C2E2! While our team loves the ramen and will surely be stuffing our faces with Chicago dogs, we hope that you will drop by booth #209 to pick up some amazing Rick and Morty™ comics, plus picks from our spring collection including a few pre-release copies!

C2E2 2018 Convention Exclusives

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Dead of Winter Volume 1, Trade Paperback

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Rick and Morty™ Presents: The Vindicators #1 Variant Cover by Elsa Charretier and Nick Filardi

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Rick and Morty™ Presents: The Vindicators #1 ReedPop Supply Co. Variant Cover by Sean Dove (only available at ReedPop Supply Co.)

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Rick and Morty™ #35 Sketch Variant

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Rick and Morty™ Pocket Like You Stole It, Trade Paperback Variant by Julieta Colás

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The Ballad of Sang #1

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Kim Reaper Volume 1: Grim Beginnings Con Exclusive Variant

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Invader Zim #28 Sketch Variant

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Spectacle, Book 1, by Megan Rose Gedris

Convention Exclusive Pins from Zen Monkey Studios
Golden GIR and Pickle Rick are back by popular demand! Our new featured pin for C2E2 is Pizza GIR!

Oni Press Classic Exclusives

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Scott Pilgrim, Volumes 1-6 Evil Ex Variant Editions
Variant covers illustrated by series creator Bryan Lee O’Malley. 
Features the heroes on the back cover!

Invader ZIM Volumes 1-5
Volume 1-3 Variant covers illustrated by series creator Jhonen Vasquez, Volume 4 illustrated by Paul Robertson, and Volume 5 illustrated by Sam Kays!

SIGNING SCHEDULE

Yehudi Mercado, Sci-Fu
Friday 11am-12pm, Sunday 12-1pm

Robert Wilson IV, Heartthrob
Friday 12-1pm

Megan Rose Gedris, Spectacle
Friday & Saturday 1-2pm

Kyle Starks & GABO, Dead of Winter
Friday 2-3pm

Tini Howard, Kyle Starks, Sarah Stern, Rick and Morty™
Saturday 11am-12pm

J. Torres, C2E2 Oni Press Exclusive Rick and Morty™ Presents: The Vindicators #1 variant cover
Saturday 12-1pm

Ivy Noelle Weir & Steenz, Archival Quality
Saturday 1-2pm

Alessandro Micelli, The Ballad of Sang #1
Saturday 3-4pm

Sean Dove, C2E2 Rick and Morty™ Presents: The Vindicators #1 ReedPop Supply Co. variant cover
Saturday 4-5pm

Sarah Graley, Kim Reaper, Rick and Morty™: Lil’ Poopy Superstar
Saturday 5-6pm

Sean Dove and J. Torres, BroBots
Sunday 11am-12pm

PANEL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 6

Monster Battle Time KO!

Chicago’s first ever Monster Battle Time panel is here! Three artists go head-to-head to draw YOUR monsters! Join Sarah Graley (Kim Reaper, Pizza Witch), Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu, Pantalones, TX) and Gabo (Dead of Winter, Albert the Alien) as they draw for fame, glory, and arbitrary points.

Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Room S403
Speakers: Robin Herrera (moderator), Sarah Graley, Yehudi Mercado, Gabo

SUNDAY, APRIL 8

Rick and Morty™ Live Draw

Did you know there’s a Rick and Morty™ comic book series from Oni Press?! Well, there’s actually like… four, if you count the miniseries, and they’re all awesome! Join Rick and Morty™ comic book creators Kyle Starks (Rick and Morty™ writer and occasional artist), Tini Howard (Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It writer), Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty™: Lil’ Poopy Superstar writer and artist), and J. Torres (Rick and Morty Presents: The Vindicators #1 writer) as they narrate and draw a brand-new, improvised Rick and Morty™ story right before your very eyes! Wubba lubba dub dub!

Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Room S401
Speakers: Kyle Starks, Tini Howard, Sarah Graley, J. Torres