One of the Year’s Most Anticipated Graphic Novels to Debut Next Week with Multiple Appearances from Creators Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu 

PORTLAND, OR—Just ahead of the release of an all-new collection of the beloved queer Chinese-American fantasy romance from co-creators Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu, Lion Forge announces signings and events at next week’s New York Comic Con, and a launch event at New York’s Books of Wonder on October 14!

Mooncakes is a labor of love, and we are so excited to share it with the world. We set out to tell a story of reunion–two childhood crushes who find each other again, and find out whether their friendship could be something more” said its co-creators. “Nova and Tam’s love thrives in a rich, vibrant world of magic, demons, and elder witches, and their journey is a reflection of all we value as creators. It’s been a long journey, one that started here in New York, and we’re incredibly grateful for the support and kind words we’ve received along the way.”

Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu will appear in the Oni/Lion Foge booth (#2028) with daily signings throughout the show. Their full New York Comic Con signing schedule can be found below.

Thursday, October 3: 5 PM – 6 PM
Friday, October 4: 10 PM – 11 PM
Saturday, October 5: 12 PM – 1 PM
Sunday, October 6:  10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Additionally, fans can the co-creators in conversation Oni editor-in-chief, Sarah Gaydos and others on the below panel on Thursday October 3:

Thursday October 3
Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Room 1B03

Uh Oh, It’s Magic: Supernatural Creator-Owned Comics 

Oni and Lion Forge present a panel of some of the year’s most anticipated creator-owned comics and graphic novels just in time for the Season of the Witch! Join Editor-in-Chief Sarah Gaydos, Senior editor Jasmine Amiri, along with Daniel Barnes and D.J. Kirkland (Black Mage), Sarah Graley (Kim Reaper), and Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu (Mooncakes), for a “spirited discussion” on “the craft” of creating some of the most magical comics for teens and adults alike!

Off of the show floor, Books of Wonder will be hosting a tie-in event to New York Comic Con on Sunday, October 6 at 6pm. Details can be found below:

Books of Wonder is thrilled to be hosting a special New York Comic Con at BoW event! Join us on October 6th at our 18 West 18th street store for this fantastic panel with eight amazing authors! Stop by on Sunday, October 6th 6-8pm for your chance to meet GARTH NIX for Angel MageMACKENZI LEE for Loki: Where Mischief LiesJESS ROTHENBERG for The KingdomHEIDI HEILIG for A Kingdom for a StageWENDY XU and SUZANNE WALKER for Mooncakes, and ZORAIDA CORDOVA for A Crash of Fate; moderated by DHONIELLE CLAYTON for The Everlasting Rose.

Just over a week later, the two will return to Books of Wonder to celebrate the book’s release on October 14 for a special launch event!

“One fateful night, Wendy Xu follows reports of an enormous anthropomorphic shrimp roaming Chelsea, and she comes across the unexpected: her old friend, Suzanne Walker, returned to New York after five years of fly-fishing in Lake Michigan. For one night only, they reunite to share their graphic novel MOONCAKES with the patrons of Books of Wonder.”

Tuesday, October 14 @ 6PM
Books of Wonder

About the Authors: 

Suzanne Walker is a Chicago-based writer and editor. Her short fiction has been published in Clarkesworld, and she is a former contributor to Women Write About Comics. She has spoken at numerous conventions on a variety of topics, ranging from disability representation in sci-fi/fantasy to the importance of fair compensation for marginalized SFF creators. By day, she works as a copyeditor for medical journals. You can find her livetweeting movies everyone else saw in childhood and occasionally yelling about baseball ontwitter: @suzusaur.

Wendy Xu is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and comics artist. Her work has been featured in Here We Are: Feminism for the Real WorldShattered: The Asian American Comics Anthologyand as part  of the New York Historical Society’s Chinese in America exhibit. You can find her rants against unseasoned chicken and other terrible cooking ideas on twitter: @angrygirLcomics

Wendy is represented by Linda Camacho at Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency.

For on site interviews, please email
Download a full PDF of Mooncakes here.

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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