THE ONLY LIVING BOY Vol 2: Beyond Sea and Sky

Olb Vol 2 cover


David Gallaher and Steve Ellis
THE ONLY LIVING BOY Vol. 2: Beyond Sea and Sky
(Papercutz, July 2016)

2016 Harvey Award Nominee, Best Original Graphic Publication for Young Readers
One of Barnes & Noble’s “Science Fiction and Fantasy Books We Loved in June”
David Gallaher & Steve Ellis workshop and tour schedule


Twelve-year-old Erik Farrell ran away from home and woke up without his memory in a strange and dangerous new world…

Erik’s survival instincts better kick in as he faces frightening foes and treacherous terrain on this unforgiving patchwork planet. Erik must reunite with his new friends: the insect Princess Thea and the Mermidonian warrior, Morgan Dwar, to overthrow the vicious Doctor Once. Erik’s journey takes him deep undersea to the realm of the Mermidonians and to the flying city of the Sectaurians. But everywhere Erik goes he encounters never-before-seen dangers. Will Erik survive? And will he ever be able to return to the world he came from?

The Only Living Boy Series

theonlylivingboy     Olb Vol 2 cover          OLB 4 cover

olb-5-cover     Only Living Boy Omnibus


Praise for The Only Living Boy

The Only Living Boy is like watching your childhood’s imagination being displayed on the page…A world full of interesting and magical creatures that rivals that of Harry Potter and Percy Jackson…I would urge anyone out there that knows a young, blooming comic fan to place this series in their hands.”
Comic Crusaders on volumes #1-4

“THE ONLY LIVING BOY is ready to join the ranks of books like BONE and AMULET as one of the very best…. A great blend of fantasy and pulp elements that will appeal to fans of all ages.”

“Boy meets (alien) world in the excellent scifi adventure comic The Only Living Boy.”

“Ellis’ full-color art looks like something right out of a classic fantasy comic… The episodic plot and quick-fire pace will appeal to reluctant readers hoping for a big payoff from a small package.”

“Gallaher’s fantastic story & exotic locales are filled with dangerous creatures but his characters are instantly relatable to young readers. They grapple with issues like intolerance, finding self confidence, and feeling like the odd person out.”
—The Good Men Project

“An all-ages adventure book inspired by pulp serials, Saturday morning cartoons, Jack Kirby, and even the music of Paul Simon.”
Mental Floss

“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.”
—Nick Abadzis, Writer of Laika

“Gallaher’s story presents a classic tale of fantasy exploration.”
—Publishers Weekly

“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, and Flash

“[David Gallaher’s] career has been spent kind of on the front lines of comic book innovation.”
—Den of Geeks (US)

“A modern masterpiece for all ages. I wish more comics were like this.”
—Jimmy Palmiotti, Writer of Harley Quinn and Jonah Hex

“A young lad named Erik runs away from home and finds himself the sole human child capable of saving an unfriendly new world. Add in a mermaid and a bug lady, and you have the makings of a rollicking action fantasy in the spirit of Jack Kirby’s Kamandi.”


“Young readers may come for the insect princess and the dragon, but they will stay because they will see a character who struggles with the same uncertainties and anxieties they do.”
—Fangirl Nation


Read the Comics Crusaders review of volumed 1-4 of The Only Living Boy
Read The Good Men Project review of The Only Living Boy Volume 2


Author David Gallaher has received multiple Harvey Award nominations and won The Best Online Comic Award for his work on High Moon for DC Comics. David was an early pioneer of digital comics developing projects for Marvel as well as BOX 13 – the first comic designed specifically for the iPhone – for comiXology. He has served as a consultant for Random House, The NYPD, and McGraw-Hill.

Steve Ellis has worn many hats as illustrator, author, art director and concept designer. He has created artwork and conceived projects for companies such as Wizards of the Coast, Random House, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, AMC, Scholastic, Rogue Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment and more. Recently he has developed the award winning comic series High Moon for DC Comics as well as acted as the lead designer, storyboard artist and illustrator on AMC’s Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead games.