Megan McKeenan sets off from Portland, OR with nothing but a backpack and a bad case of wanderlust. Twelve inter-connected short stories represent one year in the life of this young vagabond as she struggles to find a place to call home, both physically and spiritually.

Co-created with artist Ryan Kelly. Published by Oni Press.

Local #1-12 (2005-2007)
Local (2008, ISBN: 193496400X)

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Brian Wood is the master of the single-issue comic, [and he’s] created one of the most complete portraits of a person that I’ve read not just in comics, but anywhere.
— Bust Magazine
This is the quintessential “must own” indie comic and a piece of material that should grace every discerning reader’s bookcase everywhere.
Wood, author of the hugely popular comic DMZ, has created a contemporary ballad to the idea of the open road.
Combining road saga, bildungsroman, and existentialism, Local has something to suit the tastes of readers who already like Capote, or Kerouac, or Albertine Sarrazin, and has the potential for leading others to explore such more traditional, equally nuanced storytellers.
— Booklist