Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover Team Up with Colorist Rian Sygh
PORTLAND, OR., Oct. 5th, 2018 — Creators Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Bandette) have teamed up with colorist Rian Sygh (Backstagers) for an all-new color edition of the beloved all-ages fantasy/humor book, Banana Sunday, available October 24th, only from your friends at Oni Press.
Kirby Steinberg is having a bit of trouble fitting into her new school. Sure, there are the usual problems associated with being from “somewhere else,” but this time the new kid also happens to be the guardian for three talking primates. Chuck, the professorial orangutan. Knobby, the love-stricken spider monkey. Go-Go, the befuddled golden gorilla. These primates have learned to speak, thanks to the scientific processes of Kirby’s father. Or have they? What’s their real story? That’s what Nickels—Kirby’s new best friend and unfortunately dedicated school reporter—would like to discover. Can Kirby find time to develop a relationship with Martin, the dashing nerd? Steer clear of Skye, the high school’s #1 pillar of arrogance? Keep Knobby, Chuck and Go-Go from causing untold catastrophes? And, above all, will Kirby be able to hide the real origin of these three simians from Nickels? Oh, probably not.
Publishers Weekly calls Banana Sunday “…brisk entertainment, not so dissimilar from Archie comics but with a decidedly hip, contemporary edge. [Colleen] Coover is a fine cartoonist — she has a light touch and a pretty line. Her characters have a full range of emotion but retain a sense of elegance. Her work elevates what could have been a mostly silly story into an affecting, well-crafted comic.”
The color edition of Banana Sunday will feature a brand-new introduction by Paul Tobin and previously uncollected art from Colleen Coover. You can also find this classic kids comic on October 5th, on our new webcomics hub! Additionally, the dynamic duo will also be signing at Books with Pictures in Portland, OR, on November 3 from 5-7pm.