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

Thursday, February 02, 2006

on Local, 2/2/06

One thing that occured to me as I was prepping Local #4 for print is that, unlike Demo, I am consciously considering the collected edition as I write the stories. Demo was deliberatly such a pure single-issue experience, that during the act of creating it I never considered how the stories would sit next to each other, read back to back, without a month's time separating them.

But now that I have the experience of seeing Demo collected all in one book, this is informing how I write Local. Interesting. To me, anyway.


AICN chimed in on Local yesterday, as well as other recent Oni releases:

and yielded this very flattering quote:

"So big ups to Wood and Kelly. They’re working in some kind of magical synchronicity, they’ve got a concept the biz has never seen, and they’re at the forefront of the movement to revitalize the standalone issue in comics (see also, JONAH HEX; FELL). Pretty cool stuff. In fact, at three issues in I’m confident enough in the series to start thinking of it as an early frontrunner for best miniseries of ’06."



At 6:57 PM, Anonymous joel said...

do you think that was something that contributed to demo in a realy home grown way, something unselfconscious about its form?

At 5:07 PM, Blogger coxon le woof said...

Hey there!

Just picked up issue 3 of Local in England. Loved it - my favourite so far!

I'm getting as hooked on this series as I was on Demo.

It goes without saying but, keep up the good work

To Die By Your Side

At 7:22 PM, Blogger Kevynn Malone said...

LOVED Local #3. Having a hard time getting issues 1 and 2. My local comic shop is tiny - like, flea tiny. Dust Mite tiny. Atom tiny. Anyway, they never ordered any - the bastards. Loved the writing!


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