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

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

LOCAL #2 - "Polaroid Boyfriend" out today

Let us know what you thought!

-The Management


At 5:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to two different shops and both said that it didn't ship. Any truth to this?

At 6:22 PM, Blogger Brian Wood said...

plenty of people said they got it, so either the shops didn't order it, or there is some freak instance where they really didn't get them (which does happen sometimes).


At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Mark said...

I got mine and really enjoyed it. I love my shop. They ordered plenty.

You and Ryan have hooked me. Plus I'm extra stoked for #3 since it takes place here (RVA). And I noticed in the preview that there's a scene in Plan 9 Records, my longtime employer.

At 3:01 AM, Anonymous Dominic said...

Ryan did a fantastic job on this issue and it was a really interesting story.

Will continue to be one I look forward to monthly.

At 11:00 AM, Blogger 1031 said...

Very creepy issue. I mean, Megan, she's not all that bright, is she? I guess, like you wrote in the back, she's young, maybe a bit naive, but still, wow, letting some stranger come into your pad like that...

I can't wait to see how this affects her next year in Vermont. A "relationship" like that can't end well.

Ryan's art was fantastic as well, even if he doesn't remember actually doing it. His name's on the book, and we gotta give credit to someone.

At 12:24 PM, Blogger Nik said...

Very good issue, interesting, somewhat creepy story. Fantastic art! Becoming one of my favorite indie comics, I will do a review of it soon!

At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

local #1 had me a little confused on what was going on, although looking at the previews of #2 I knew it would be a good story. Plus the art work is great. I like how the layout is set up to move fast. I'm some what new to reading Brian Wood books, although so far I like what I have read(Locals #1&2, DMZ #1&2, and Demo #3 hoping to get the TPB soon=)

At 3:22 PM, Blogger Mark Fossen said...

Loved it.

Both creepy and romantic, and that's not an easy trick to pull off.

At 7:59 PM, Anonymous Thaddeus Edwards II said...

As it stands right now, Local #2 is my favorite issue of any comic in 2005. I read it twice on the bus ride home from the shop. In fact, I just read it a 5th time in between that last sentence and this one I'm typing right now.

Good call on the awesome.

At 3:52 PM, Blogger -joel- said...

i dont think it was creepy at all.

im glad megan finaly ignored all the outsiders assumptions and follwed her heart. i think we all know she's pretty good at that.

At 2:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read it three times between the comic shop and home, a first for me. Mr Wood has solidified his spot in my must read author list. Great art by Mr. Kelly as well.

Any chance she's going to cross the border and visit the great white north?

This issue gets my vote for best single issue I've read all year. Looking forward to #3.

At 2:20 AM, Blogger fleng said...

awesome stuffs, i just bought local 2 and now looking around for issue 1. kudos to you guys.

At 11:38 PM, Anonymous brandon said...

#2 absorbed me from the cover on. These (local1&2) are the most beautiful books i've seen and are responsible for my refound love of comics. brian, your writing is fresh and familiar, intuitive and subtle. and i'd like to take your design sense and put it in my pocket just to reference when my mundane projects get just too... erm, mundane.
ryan, i love your character design - especially the eyes.

i can't wait for #3 (or to re-read the first 2); and i'm really eager to see if the story keeps the linear timeline as in #2 or if the "split-second-decision" takes over again.

keep up the excellent work. go to ann arbor, MI or raleigh, NC. they're good places.


At 1:30 PM, Anonymous Peter said...

The following is going to sound like benevolent stalking, as I said the same thing over at THE ENGINE. But has Oni Press submitted at least this issue of LOCAL to the Dave Eggers anthology "The Best American Non-Required Reading"? This story is an excellent example of the type of slice-of-life comics story that would appeal to the readers of this anthology.

At 4:21 PM, Blogger Nik said...

Hey, when does #3 come out?


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