Aug 31, 2020 omni
Over the past month, Humanoids has been ecstatic to release two projects we postponed throughout the summer to accommodate quarantine: Omni and, in the UK, Nicnevin and the Bloody Queen. Both projects chart new forays into traditional genres—Omni is a pacifist blockbuster about one doctor attempting to use her new gifts to (literally) heal the earth; Nicnevin contrasts one girl's journey through a teenage summer with a horrific, ancient reality lying under the idyllic British countryside. Neither relies on convention, instead expanding the heroic origin template and folk horror tradition into new, untested directions.
What do they share in common? They're both undeniably clever and cutting, crafted by storytellers at the top of their game. To celebrate their recent releases, writer Devin Grayson and artist Alitha E. Martinez (Omni) and writer Helen Mullane (Nicnevin) join our most recent Humanoise podcast to discuss their stories and how they created them. Hosted by sales rep Harley Salbacka and publisher Mark Waid. Listen below or on Apple Podcasts.