LOCAL

This is a group workblog for the Oni Comics series LOCAL.

"Perfect three-minute single. You're going to want this one. Trust me." - Warren Ellis
"Some of the sharpest slices of life the medium has ever seen. Highly recommended." - Brian K. Vaughan
"a rare and enviable thing... painfully easy to enjoy."- Gail Simone
"the coolest short film never shown on the IFC or Sundance Channel." - Sequential Tart
"best of 2005" - The Daily Oklahoman

Monday, September 12, 2005

Hovy reviews LOCAL #1

Gotham Lounge:

"...normally you either have first person narration describing what's going on... or clunky expository dialogue coming from the cast to fill the reader in on the who, what, where, when, and why of the story. Wood instead ignores pretty much all of that and instead opts to drop the reader right smack in the middle of Megan's ten thousand thoughts per second. Once you realize what's going on, you just ride with it and quietly hope Megan figures out what she really needs to do. And once Megan does, you just let out this sigh of relief and you're glad that she has picked the best course of action for the situation. Now all you have to do is wait for the second issue to see where Megan goes from there.

"The art by [Ryan] Kelly is similar to Paul Pope's: Loose, fluid, energetic, and just full of life. A book like LOCAL, from what I've read in just the first issue, needs an artist like Kelly. Kelly breathes so much life into this story that I'm already giddy with anticipation at the prospect of eleven more issues to come.

"LOCAL's the real deal. A solid, quality comic that holds your interest for all 24-pages. Frankly, it's your loss if you don't pick this up."


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