Oni Press has announced two books with almost nothing in common: Lucky Penny by writer Ananth Hirsh and artist Yuko Ota, and Graveyard Quest by KC Green. Originally serialized online, these tales are about as different as day and night, although in the end they’re both the tale of a sad sack down on their luck.
In Lucky Penny, if Penny Brighton didn’t have bad luck, she’d have no luck at all. She lost her job. And her apartment. In the same day. But it’s okay, her friend has a cozy storage unit she can crash in. And there’s bound to be career opportunities at the neighborhood laundromat—just look how fast that 12-year-old who runs the place made it to management! Plus, there’s this sweet guy at the community center, and maybe Penny can even have a conversation with him without being a total dork. Surely Penny is a capable of becoming an actual responsible adult, and if she can do that her luck’s bound to change! Right?
Well, at least this print edition is fully toned and includes extra goodies like excerpts from Penny’s collection of HOT FANTASY ROMANCE BOOKS, OH MY! (Did you hear George Takei when you read that? I hope you did.) Lucky Penny is perfect for fans of Scott Pilgrim, another slice-of-life comic about a kinda-sorta lovable loser!
Lucky Penny arrives in stores on March 9, 2016.
Running the family business in the shadow of your father can be a drag, especially when you’re a gravedigger and that shadow is actually your dad’s overly critical ghost. From creator KC Green’s hugely popular webcomic Gunshow, Graveyard Quest follows a blue-collar skeleton and his mole buddy on their journey to Hell and back to retrieve his most prized possession. It’s a story about the things we do for love, and the many mistakes we make along the way.
Including a never-before-seen epilogue, Graveyard Quest is Dante’s Inferno for the Internet generation, and fans of Perry Bible Fellowship will love to laugh at the gravedigger’s pain like the terrible people they are (just kidding, you’re all wonderful, go be you).
Graveyard Quest arrives in stores on March 23, 2016.