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Preview: Long Road to Liquor City

Long Road to Liquor City

(W) Macon Blair (A/C/CA) Joe Flood
Age Rating: Mature Audiences — Genre: Action-Adventure
Price: $19.99—Page Count: 168

From filmmaker Macon Blair (Blue Ruin, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore) and artist Joe Flood (Science Comics) comes a Great Depression-era adventure comedy about love, friendship, and the pursuit of happiness. As jaunty hobos Jed and Thanny crisscross the country in search of the fabled Liquor City, they are pursued relentlessly by fearsome rail yard sergeant Ronan O’Feathers, who wrongly blames them for his wife’s death. With the the law on their tail and a series of colorful characters along the way, the only constant is the absurdity and mayhem leave in their wake on the LONG ROAD TO LIQUOR CITY.

Long Road to Liquor City

Filmmaker Macon Blair Brings You Long Road to Liquor City

Jumping trains and throwing pies! The oogles have nothing on Oni Press’ new original graphic novel, Long Road to Liquor City. Written by Macon Blair, Gotham Independent Film Award Breakthrough Actor nominee and director of the Portland-based film, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, with art by Eisner-nominated author and illustrator of Science Comics, Joe Flood, comes a Great Depression-era adventure comedy about love, friendship, and the pursuit of happiness.

As jaunty hobos Jed and Thanny crisscross the country in search of the fabled Liquor City, they are pursued relentlessly by fearsome rail yard sergeant Ronan O’Feathers, who wrongly blames them for his wife’s death. With the the law on their tails and a succession of colorful characters along the way, the only constant is the absurdity and mayhem they leave in their wake on the Long Road to Liquor City.

Long Road to Liquor City lands in bookstores and comic shops on February 19th.

Long Road to Liquor City

SPX 2010


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This was my first Small Press Expo comic book show and I have to say I’m impressed, for the $10 or $15 dollars, it’s absolutely worth the trip, especially if you’re looking for smaller press comic books.  Most of the time, you can meet and talk to the writer and/or artist right there which is a nice touch.

The bad things were the show was a bit crowded, causing me to not stay too long.  The other issue is things are a bit expensive.  I have no problem paying for books, but it limits how many purchases I can make when I’m dropping $20 for a graphic novel.

Even so, I still walked away with a pile to review (there’s a nice back up and lots to come after this and Baltimore Comic Con).  Below are what I walked away with.

SPX 2010

Dad! – story and art by Scott King

Drinking at the Movies – story and art by Julia Wertz

Fortune and Glory: A True Hollywood Comic Book Story – by Brian Michael Bendis

Hellcity – story Macon Blair, art Joe Flood

Jewish Memoir goes Pow! Zap! Oy! – written and art by Miriam Libicki

jobnik! – written and art by Miriam Libicki

Market Day – written and art by James Sturm

Space Doubles – written numerous, art numerous

Towards a Hot Jew: the Israeli Soldier as fetish object -written and art by Miriam Libicki