Originally serialized online, Oni Press' newest upcoming releases 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. Lucky Penny by writer Ananth Hirsh (BUZZ!, Johnny Wander) and artist Yuko Ota (Johnny Wander), and Graveyard Quest by KC Green (Gunshow, Regular Show).
In Lucky Penny, if Penny Brighton didn't have bad luck, she'd have no luck at all. Who loses their job and their apartment in the same day? Thankfully, 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?
Lucky Penny is perfect for fans of Scott Pilgrim, and will arrive in stores on March 9, 2016.
In Graveyard Quest, the story focuses on the troubles running the family business in the shadow of your father, 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. Graveyard Quest will arrive in stores on March 23, 2016.