Surprise! Dream Daddy Comics are Available Right Now From Oni Press

Contributing Creators Include C. Spike Trotman, D.J. Kirkland & Josh Trujillo

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Surprise! Dream Daddy Comics are Available Right Now From Oni Press

Here’s a special treat for dad fans everywhere: Paste can exclusively announce not only that Oni Press has acquired the rights to publish comics based on the popular dating-simulation visual novel Dream Daddy, but that the first of these standalone stories is available right this very instant on comiXology and other digital platforms.

Co-created by Vernon Shaw and Leighton Gray and released by developer Game Grumps, Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator invites players to the fictional locale Maple Bay, where you assume the role of a single Dad new to town, eager to romance other hot Dads. The comic series is structured as five standalone stories, each focused on different Maple Bay Dads, from the fitness fanatic to the…vampire?

“There are so many more stories we wanted to explore in the DDADDS universe,” Shaw said in a statement. “And Oni is giving us this amazing new outlet to tell them. Hope everyone likes Dad jokes!”

“It’s always been a dream of mine to work on a comic book series,” Gray added. “I couldn’t be happier that we got to make all these cool new Dad stories with such cool people!”

While the primary thrust (no pun intended) of Oni Press’s Dream Daddy publishing plan is digital distribution, attendees of this weekend’s PAX West (Penny Arcade Expo) in Seattle, WA, can purchase print copies of the first issue, with a cover by Runaways artist Kris Anka, at the Oni Press booth (#6305). If you’re not attending but still prefer a physical reading experience, the issue will also be available in the Oni Press online shop. All subsequent print issues will also feature covers from Anka, and will be available via the Oni Press store and convention appearances at RCCC, NYCC and PAX Unplugged. Digital versions of each comic are available monthly on Steam, comiXology and other digital retailers:

Google Play
Amazon Kindle
Steam (available at 4:00 p.m. Pacific)

If you’re able to control your thirst long enough, keep scrolling for a full breakdown of each Dream Daddy issue, as well as a preview of artist Ryan Maniulit’s work on issue #1.


Dream Daddy #1 Print Edition Cover Art by Kris Anka

Dream Daddy #1: “Much Abird About Nothing”
Writer: Wendy Xu
Artist: Ryan Maniulit
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Release Date: August 29, 2018
It’s college reunion time! Who’d have thought that it’s already been fifteen years since Keg-Stand Craig and the new Dad on the block went to college? This one’s like a buddy cop comedy, only there are no cops and more avoiding old flames while trying to stifle an existential breakdown, bro.

Dream Daddy #2: “Let The Right Dad In”
Writer: Lee C. A.
Artist: Jack Gross
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Release Date: September 26, 2018
There’s a new Dad in the cul-de-sac… and he’s already sunk his fangs into the neighborhood! But Robert knows a vampire when he sees one, and he’s armed with enough garlic and rewatches of F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Dream Daddy #3: “Dream Ad-y”
Writers: Leighton Gray, Vernon Shaw
Artist: Jarrett Williams
Colorist: Jeremy Lawson
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Release Date: October 24, 2018
Sales are dropping at the Coffee Spoon, and Mat is looking for a way to drive new customers to the shop. Thank goodness the rest of the neighborhood is filled to the brim with enough seasoned craftsmen of the film industry to create the best local ad Maple Bay has ever seen! Just kidding, have you ever asked a Dad to take a picture of you? What can we say? The Dads and their kids try their best.

Dream Daddy #4: “Fair Deal”
Writer: C. Spike Trotman
Artist: Drew Green
Colorist: Reed Black
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Release Date: November 21, 2018
The science fair is tomorrow, and Daisy hasn’t started her project yet! All she wants is a ride to the library and a participation ribbon. But Brian has bigger plans for her: wind turbines, working replicas of Mount Vesuvius, human genome editing. Turns out Daisy’s not the only one who procrastinated, and Joseph is out to force Christian and Christie to become the next science superstars. Can the kids get their presentations ready before the librarian kicks them all out for a no holds barred Dad-off?

Dream Daddy #5: “Dungeons & Daddies”
Writer: Josh Trujillo
Artist: D.J. Kirkland
Colorist: Matt Herms
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Release Date: December 19, 2018
Hugo has been preparing for this moment for months, and it’s finally here. He’s wrangled all of the Dads to play an extremely popular but non-descript tabletop role-playing game together! And with his carefully laid plans, Hugo is sure he’ll be the best Dungeon Master they’ve ever seen… as long as they all take the game as seriously as he does.

Dream Daddy #1 Cover Art by Ryan Maniulit

Dream Daddy #1 Interior Art by Ryan Maniulit

Dream Daddy #1 Interior Art by Ryan Maniulit

Dream Daddy #1 Interior Art by Ryan Maniulit

Dream Daddy #1 Interior Art by Ryan Maniulit

Dream Daddy #1 Interior Art by Ryan Maniulit

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