Official Press Release
Oni Press is pleased to announce the second installment of J. Torres & Eric Kim's LOVE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE. Slated for a February release, the new 72-page graphic novel continues the story of Joel's Korean adventure. He spends his days teaching English to a variety of age groups. His nights are spent dreaming of Hana, the school's new secretary. But will his pining pay off or would he be better off on a plane back to Canada?
"In the past two or three years I've mostly worked on comics about super powered teenagers," commented Torres. "I really enjoy that stuff, but I also wanted to get back to my roots. My first series COPYBOOK TALES was a slice-of-slice comedy about growing up and finding your place in the world. I return to those themes with this, plus I explore a romantic relationship that somewhat resembles my own sometimes, er, laughable love life."
"And here I would have assumed your love life was more funny sob-sob than funny ha-ha," added editor James Lucas Jones. "LOVE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE provides the perfect outlet for J.'s wit and heart and J. gives Eric Kim the chance to show off his impressive cartooning skills. The pair has a special kind of chemistry and people are already sitting up and taking notice."
"The critics are almost tripping over themselves to praise this book," added Oni Press publisher Joe Nozemack. "It got a 10/10 and 'Best of the Week' from the Fourth Rail. ComicBookResources.com's Augie DeBlieck said 'I care about these characters and want to see more.' And iComic.com's Greg McElhatton got into the act, too, calling the book 'a winner from start to finish.' We know that the second book is going to live up to the high expectations the first volume created."
"LOVE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE is a perfect gateway comic. Joel is a likable protagonist that's easy to relate to," Jones concluded. "His story give superhero fans an easy-in to a broader comics world while the subject matter and presentation is an ideal entry for manga readers looking to expand their horizons."
LOVE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE is a quarterly graphic novel series. The second installment retails for $6.95 and features an all-new, color cover by Eric Kim. It's available in finer comic shops everywhere this February.