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, March 17, 2006

Local #1 sells out, back to print w/ new cover

Originally uploaded by brianwood.
A year's worth of extra copies gone in 3 months! The book's doing very well, and here's Ryan's new cover to the reprinted #1, due at the end of this month.

If you're missing any of the issues, here's a list of order codes that any sensible comic shop can get them with. If your shop is not sensible, try Khepri.

#1 - SEP053052
#2 - OCT053136
#3 - NOV053064
#4 - DEC053141
#5 - FEB063204 (out next month)
#6 - MAR063339 (out the month after)


Friday, March 10, 2006

on Local #4, part 2

It's nice when a reviewer nails it. Local has enough built-in ambiguity that lends itself to a lot of interpretations, but also to someone just not getting it. Don MacPherson gets it:

"Wood crafts a character with such a delusion that he's owed the American Dream simply because he believes he fits the description of the stereotypical upper-middle-class man."

much more in link.


Monday, March 06, 2006

on Local #4

Chris's Invincible Super-Blog:

In the best issue of Brian Wood's [and Ryan Kelly's!] miniseries so far, our erstwhile hero Megan learns that maybe doing things like letting guys come into your apartment and leave pictures of themselves isn't such a good idea after all. It's a fantastic bit of character development: Surprising, funny, and chilling at the same time, and I get the feeling that Wood's going to parley it into a turning point for the character in upcoming issues...


Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Local #4 "Two Brothers" Out Today

Originally uploaded by brianwood.
Let us know what you think!