James Tynion IV and Michael Avon Oeming launch BLUE BOOK, the first in a line of new digital comics series published by Tiny Onion Studios exclusively on Substack
(BROOKLYN, NY) Eisner-Award winning writer James Tynion IV (The Department of Truth, Something is Killing the Children) announced this Monday that he would be stepping away from writing his bestselling work-for-hire titles at DC Comics (Batman, Joker) in order to create a new line of creator-owned comics to be released exclusively on his Substack newsletter.
BLUE BOOK, co-created by Tynion and artist Michael Avon Oeming (Powers), with lettering by Aditya Bidikar (The Department of Truth), will be an ongoing feature in the newsletter, recreating stories of real UFO encounters in comic book form, based on the true-to-life testimonies of UFO witnesses with the goal of not sensationalizing or editorializing those accounts. It will begin to release on Tynion’s newsletter in early September.
“While researching The Department of Truth, I found myself reading more and more about the strange histories of the world,” Tynion said. “The stories of people who have encountered what they can’t explain and then have to grapple with what they may or may not have seen. And reading those stories I kept having the same thought, over and over – ‘This would make a really good comic book.’ With BLUE BOOK, I wanted to dig deeper into what I consider to be a strange cousin of the True Crime genre… Something I like to call True Weird. How do people tell the story of encountering something that defies all logic, and all the rules they’ve come to know about the world? What do those stories say about all of us? I couldn’t be more excited about exploring all of that with Michael.”