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

Friday, December 23, 2005


Originally uploaded by brianwood.
LOCAL #5 - "The Last Lonely Days at the Oxford Theater"
(w) Brian Wood
(a) Ryan Kelly

After the traumatic events Megan survived in the last story, we next find her as the sole employee at a run-down arthouse movie theatre tucked way up north in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lost in her own head, she joins the small but loyal crowd of patrons that gather each night for the second-run films, learning that the stories of the moviegoers themselves can, more often than not, rival what's up on the big screen.


At 3:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for popping across the border. Looking forward to this.

At 4:14 AM, Anonymous Dominic said...

Really like the sound of this one.

At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Apollo said...

I just read through the first two issues of this series last night and am very much in love with it, as I was with Demo. I was thrilled to see that this fifth issue is set in my home city. I can't wait to see the attention to detail found in the first two issues applied to Halifax.

At 12:19 AM, Blogger DrNO said...

Cool, tkaing it to Canada. Can't wait.

At 10:48 PM, Anonymous Don MacPherson said...

I've been to the Oxford. I was born in Halifax.

This is too cool.

Brian, have you been to Halifax? Or are you getting your reference info from Rolston?

At 7:57 AM, Blogger Brian Wood said...

Bryan O'Malley, Hope Larson, and Calum Johnston are all supplying ref.

At 9:16 AM, Anonymous Don MacPherson said...

I had no idea Bryan O'Malley and Hope Larsen called Nova Scotia home!


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