Sweet Tooth and Slipping Back into the Writing

It’s lovely when you just slip back into a story after a bit of a break and it’s still there and flowing. Today was my first real writing day since Xmas – other than a bit of note taking (and thinking and yadda, yadda, yadda that’s writing too, but there’s nothing like putting words down one after another, you hear me.).

So, once my relatively low word target was reached (hey, I’m still getting used to the discombobulation that is Bell’s Palsy) I sat down and read Jeff Lemire’s Sweet Tooth In Captivity. There’s a reason these comics have been nominated for Eisner and Harvey Awards. There’s a dark magic to this post-apocalyptic tale of half-animal hybrid Gus, and the violent, utterly flawed Jepperd. It’s Cormac MaCarthy mixed with the Stand*, and one of the best comic series I’ve read in years.

Lemire recently finished the series off. I’m in no rush to finish it, it’s that good that I want to take my time(Lemire’s art is worth lingering over) and I’m frightened just where he might be taking the story, and that’s a fine and rare thing.




*and much more. Just go and read it, you won’t regret it.

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