“COG: Carrying Iron” Out Now in Oneshi Press Anthology #08

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About “Carrying Iron”

There’s a brand-new Children of Gaia short comic in the world—and it’s doing something brand new! “Carrying Iron” is the first COG story set in the realm of Terra, where humans hold sway, technology is moving fast, the new world has just been discovered, and colonization is under way. “Carrying Iron” is also the first COG story to feature the Triggerman, a pivotal character whose legend will only grow with time…and a series of books devoted entirely to him. And, on top of all that, “Carring Iron” is the first COG story to be written by Peter Lampasona and illustrated by D.L. Johnson! Wow, that’s a lot of firsts. And it’s only the beginning…

“Carrying Iron” is out now in the eighth Oneshi Press comics anthology. Featuring the work of two dozen indie creators, these 120 pages will make readers think, possibly cry, and definitely smile. So check it out limited-edition trade paperback via the Oneshi Press online store! (Digital release coming soon!)


About the Anthology

opca 08 cover square james groelingWrapped in a beautiful cover by James Groeling, Oneshi Press Anthology #08 starts with PJ Harper’s multi-character introduction.

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First, it’s V2.3 of the epic graphic novel from Lynsey G. and Jayel Draco, Tracy Queen! Learn about Nikola the racoon’s past—and how he deals with his trauma.

opca 08 nikola the raccoon tracy queen lynsey g jayel draco

Then, it’s on to “Kreepy” Kevin Sheely and Desiree King’s “Finn: Guardian of the Five Gates.” Follow a teen rocker into a realm where the mistakes of her parents mean only she can save the world…again. UGH!

opca 08 finn guardian of the five gates kevin sheely desiree king

Third, Grivante and Samir Simão’s Zee Brothers face their fears! They set off to help a homeowner with a zombie infestation in “The Case of the Zombie Omelet,” Part 2.

zee brothers part 2 zombie omelet grivante samir simao

Then, float into a beautiful meditation about dissociation and identity in the haunting short comic “Far Away” from Jacey Chase.

opca 08 jacey chase far away

And explore friendship’s healing powers, whether real or imaginary. Dive into AJ O. Mason and Luca Cicognola’s “My Giant Strange Friend.”

opca 08 my giant strange friend aj o mason luca cicognolaNext, discover a redemptive graphic novel that transforms a chicken wrestler into a savior. It’s the introduction to Jayel Draco’’s “Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter”!

opca 08 mr guy zombie hunter jayel draco

Can’t believe there’s so much goodness in one anthology?

Just wait…there’s more!

Next, journey into a supportive yet dangerous adventure with a polyamorous trio! The first half of “Detour” from Allison Bannister and Tom O’Brien is a refreshing new look at fantasy.

opca 08 detour allison bannister tom o'brien

Next, enter a world where medicine, addiction, and blood have become complicated bedfellows. “Ziegler Box, Part 1” hails from Chaka Brown Freeman, Vicente Alcázar, Greg Gallagher, and Nouri Zander.

opca 08 ziegler box part 1 chaka brown freeman vicente alcazar greg gallagher nouri zander

Up next, return to the vast fantasy universe of Children of Gaia with Peter Lampasona and D.L. Johnson. “Carrying Iron” offers our first glimpse into the realm of Terra…and its shady underworld.

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Then, Oneshi Press debuts its Poets and Artists series! Jenny Williamson’s haunting poem about grief and survival, “Lungs and the Ghosts of Lungs,” becomes sequential art by Libby Bacon.

opca 08 lungs and the ghosts of lungs jenny williamson libby baconA superhero realizes that trauma doesn’t have a quick fix. “A Tale of Good Intentions” is an unsettling short comic from Patricia Loupee and Amy Hay.

opca 08 a tale of good intentions nightmist patricia loupee amy hayNext, “Quantum 1.1” finds a Northern Cheyenne woman grappling with a missing sister and newfound superpowers all at once. Lenny Peppers and James Mason team up to deliver this first installment of a new indigenous superhero comic!

opca 08 quantum 1.1 lenny peppers james mason

Finally, begin the third arc of Lynsey G. and Jayel Draco’s PACK. Here, the gentrification of these stray vigilantes’ mean streets has begun…

opca 08 pack 3.1 temperance lynsey g jayel draco

These pages are packed with art and comics, pleasure and pain, healing and redemption. So we hope you’ll find strength, beauty, and a bit of your own healing inside!

The limited-edition trade paperback is out now from Oneshi Press!


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