Oni Press has announced Open Earth, a new erotica graphic novel from the company’s Limerence Press imprint.
Open Earth is written by Sarah Mirk with art by Eva Cabrera and Claudia Aguirre.
Rigo is a young woman of her time: specifically, the time just after the collapse of Earth. After living her whole life on a small space station orbiting the planet, the cultural norms and rules of her Californian parents are just history to her. In between work shifts at the station air farm, Rigo explores her own desires, developing openly polyamorous relationships with her friends and crewmates. When she starts to feel one of those relationships change, however, Rigo must balance her new feelings with the stability of her other relationships, as well as the hard-earned camaraderie of a small crew floating in the vastness of space. But, as the ship motto goes, “Honesty keeps us alive.”
A heartfelt, positive, and erotic look at one woman’s adventure in love and sex, as a new generation, learns to make their own rules and follow their own hearts.
“I had the idea for Open Earth in my head for a long time without telling anyone,” said Sarah Mirk. “It sounded too silly: a polyamorous romantic comedy set in space after the collapse of human civilization? But it’s about people figuring out what they want and finding the courage to communicate. It’s about deciding what lessons to learn from previous generations and what ways of living we have to create anew for ourselves.”
Open Earth is scheduled to arrive in stores on September 26, 2018.