No, you didn't read that wrong. A comic called My Boyfriend Is A Bear by Pamela Ribon and Cat Farris is making its way to Oni Press next Spring, and it's about exactly what it sounds like – a woman who meets a bear on a hiking trip and falls in love.
With incest helping to propel Game of Thrones to unprecedented success on television, could the bestiality help make My Boyfriend is a Bear into the next pop culture phenomenon? At least, it should earn the graphic novel a movie or TV deal.
My Boyfriend is a Bear is one of five new graphic novels coming in Spring of 2018 unveiled today on THR. Other offerings include Sci-Fu, a comic by Yehudi Mercado set in the 1980s about a rapper and his pals who are kidnapped by aliens because their music is so dope, it can save the planet. The Altered History of Willow Sparks by Tara O'Connor about a high school student who finds a book that allows her to alter reality and uses it to improve her social standing. Archival Quality by Ivy Noelle Weir and Steenz is a supernatural story about "growing up, relationships, and mental health that is equal parts scary, heartfelt, and funny." Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom by Terry Blas, Molly Muldoon, and Matthew Seely is a murder mystery set at a weight loss camp.
The Altered History of Willow Sparks hits stores in January. Archival Quality and Sci-Fu hit stores in March. My Boyfriend is a Bear and Dead Weight will be out in April.