In celebration of the holiday season and in preparation for the release of their upcoming Oni Press series THE SIXTH GUN, creators Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt present an Oni Press Blog Exclusive, “Them What Ails Ya: A Christmas Yarn”. A tale of medicine shows, magic tonics, outlaws, cannibals, and bona fide Christmas miracles will run every Tuesday beginning December 1st and ending December 22nd on the Oni Press blog . Each segment will feature another chapter of Cullen Bunn’s prose short accompanied by a Brian Hurtt illustration and an original comic-strip will bookend the story.
â€œI’m really excited about premiering THE SIXTH GUN,â€ said writer and co-creator Cullen Bunn. â€œThe world of THE SIXTH GUN is overflowing with potential stories, and I’ve got all these ideas that go beyond the actual comic series bouncing around in my head. So when Oni asked if I’d write a prose piece for their blog I jumped at the chance. This is a great opportunity to really expand on the core story and show some of the other things going on in the world. I think Brian might have been a little jealous so he agreed to do some illustrations for the story.â€
An epic dark fantasy set in the Old West, THE SIXTH GUN is a new ongoing, full color series from Oni Press launching in early May 2010. During the darkest days of the Civil War, wicked cutthroats came into possession of six pistols of otherworldly power. In time, the Sixth Gunâ€”the most dangerous of the weaponsâ€”vanished. When the gun surfaces in the hands of an innocent girl, dark forces reawaken. Vile men thought long dead set their sights on retrieving the gun and killing the girl. Only Drake Sinclair, a gunfighter with a shadowy past, stands in their way.
Check out THE SIXTH GUN short story “Them What Ails Ya: A Christmas Yarn” beginning Tuesday December 1st 2009, exclusively on the Oni Press Blog: www.onipress.com/blog.