Press

The Only Living Boy

What The Pros Are Saying:

Paul Pope and Jack Kirby never had a chance to work together, but if they had, it would be only slightly less awesome than this. – Mark Waid (Writer of “Daredevil”, “Kingdom Come”, “Flash”)

The Only Living Boy is a modern masterpiece for all ages. I wish more comics were like this. – Jimmy Palmiotti  (Writer of “Batwing”, “Futurama”, “Harley Quinn”)

If your idea of dystopian fantasy starts with ‘Hunger” and ends with ‘Games,” you need to discover ‘The Only Living Boy.’ David Gallaher and Steve Ellis have created a fantastic world in the literal and literary sense, and populated it with a menagerie of unforgettable characters. I loved taking this hero’s journey with Erik, and so will you. I’m glad ‘The Only Living Boy’ is alive and well.Ron Marz (Writer of “Green Lantern”, “Silver Surfer”, “Witchblade”)”

The Only Living Boy is a kick-ass romp through a fantasy world that’s dark enough to make you feel what it’s like to be the only one of your kind left in the world, and fun enough to keep you checking back in next issue. Cool stuff! – Joe Harris (Writer of “Great Pacific”, “The X-Files: Season 10” )

A hero with memory loss, scaly monsters, alien heroines, giant evil dragons, underground cities, secrets, this is adventuresome, fast-paced alternate reality action with engaging, layered characters and great, great drawing. Everything you could possibly want in a comic, really. – Nick Abadzis (Writer of “Laika”)

The Only Living Boy by David Gallaher and Steve Ellis is seriously blowing my mind – Allison Strejlau (Artist of “The Regular Show”)


What The Reviews Are Saying:

The Only Living Boy brought me back to the some of the classic cartoons of the 80’s. – About.Com

The Only Living Boy is an entrancing ballad of a little boy lost, an epic fantasy with an intimate focus. It conjures a fully-realized environment of mysterious ruins and gladiators and monsters that evokes ‘Planet Hulk‘ and ‘Planet Of The Apes‘ equally; a bountiful feast of imagination that’s both science fiction and fairy tale.
– Depth of Field

It’s a hodge podge of fantastic and compelling characters that reminds me a bit of Marvel’s Micronauts and of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. – Flashback Universe

This is classic adventure fiction in the vein of Burroughs and Kipling with a protagonist that will remind you of Tom, Huck, Jim Hawkins and all those other heroes you wanted to be when you were a kid. – Whatcha Reading

Sometimes you run across a piece of art – a film, song, whatever – that you instantly fall in love with. It brings with it a sense of nostalgia, the wonder you found in something similar at another point in time, and at the same time realize that it’s a great work in its own right. That’s the kind of feeling that Steve Ellis and David Gallaher’s comic The Only Living Boy gives. It will remind you of comics of yesteryear, of Saturday morning cartoons, and of fun, epic adventures you always loved reading about. – The Upstarts Project

The story is cute, fast paced and engaging. Plus… two headed dragon. That’s a big point booster right there. It’s clear that both Gallaher and Ellis are winning combination. The Frog Queen

 

What The Press Is Saying:

Hollywood Reporter
Good Comics for Kids
Boing Boing
Mental Floss: Most Interesting Comics of the Week
Geek Mom
The Nerdist
The New York Times 


Additional Coverage & Interviews:

From The Booth: David Gallaher
Comic Book Think Tank: Steve Ellis 
Evil Squid Comics: Gallaher & Ellis
The Beat: David Gallaher

The Beat: Steve Ellis
Newsarama: March 2014