NYCC 2018: Oni Press Brings Back Banana Sunday, Now In Color

by James Ferguson

You ever hear a phrase that instantly piques your interest? That’s what I felt when I heard about Banana Sunday, the comic from Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover. I’m interested based on the name alone. Oni Press has announced the all-ages fantasy / humor comic is getting a new look as the creators have teamed up with colorist Rian Sygh to create an all-new color edition of Banana Sunday, available later this month.

Banana Sunday follows Kirby Steinberg who is having some trouble fitting in at her new school. She’s got the usual problems that come with being the new kid, but she also happens to be the guardian for three talking primates. There’s Chuck, the professorial orangutan, Knobby, the love-stricken spider monkey, and Go-Go, the befuddled golden gorilla. They’ve heard to speak thanks to Kirby’s father…or have they? What’s the real deal here? That’s what Kirby’s best friend, Nickels aims to find out.
All this, plus Kirby’s trying to develop a relationship with the dashing nerd, Martin and steer clear of the pillar of arrogance known as Skye while also keeping Knobby, Chuck, and Go-Go from causing trouble. Oh, and she has to try and keep the true origin of her simians a secret from Nickels. No pressure.
The color edition of Banana Sunday will include a new introduction from Paul Tobin and previously uncollected art from Colleen Coover. If you want to check out the comic on Oni Press’ new webcomics hub. Otherwise you can pick up the new color edition on October 24th.

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