Off Panel #136: Past, Present and Future with James Lucas Jones
The newly minted publisher of Oni Press, James Lucas Jones, joins the podcast to discuss 20 years of the publisher. Jones discusses his path to becoming publisher, Oni’s evolution, the development of the comic industry, how competition has changed their approach, recent position changes at Oni, the power of libraries, why Oni moved from Diamond to Simon & Schuster for book distribution, deciding between publishing in single issues or graphic novels, before he talks about some of Oni’s biggest books over the years and the 2017-18 NBA season.
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Header images are from Made Men #5 (art by Arjuna Susini and Gonzalo Duarte), Invader Zim #27 (art by Maddie C and Fred C. Stresing) and Sci-Fu #1 (art by Yehudi Mercado). Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.