Oni Press Sneak Peek: Labor Days
I like the tag Oni Press is using for the upcoming Labor Days title – Revolution has a gigolo, and his name is Bags.Â Bags just happens to be a down on his luck slacker, who’s stumbled across a mysterious videotape, and it’s up to him to find the truth.
The graphic novel is by Philip Gelatt with art by Rick Lacy.Â Oni Press has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of the 144 page black and white comic that arrives in October.
â€œLABOR DAYS is like a smoothie made up of James Bond movies, mid-twenties malaise, and toss-away scraps of social theory. Blended with an heroic amount of booze and an epic amount of fantastic artwork. Mmmm booze and malaise,â€ joked writer Philip Gelatt. â€œWriting LABOR DAYS was a lot of fun, mostly because it has lots of characters I wish actually existed. In fact, sometimes I forget that we just made Bags up. I pull my phone out and try to call him and then have to sheepishly put it away.â€
“This book has taught me a lot.â€ said artist Rick Lacy. â€œAnd I taught it a number of things right back! ‘I’m Rick Lacy, damn it, and you’re not!’ I would say to it. People would stare. But I didn’t care. Because they’ll know when they read it. They’ll all know… I guess this book has made me a bit insane. But it was the best fun I’ve ever had drawing it.”
The first volume will sell for $11.95.