After a successful debut at the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival, Jon Lewis’ True Swamp: Choose Your Poison is finally on the way to bookstores everywhere! In the meantime Publishers Weekly just published starred (and stellar!) review of the book. Here’s a taste:
Lewis’s achievement—illustrated with a loose but expressive line—isn’t just that he has effectively grafted human personalities onto animals, but that he has mingled the actual traits of the animals onto those personalities. All the creatures, including bugs and fish, figure into the drama, creating not only tension over the dilemmas the animals face but building on themselves to make a sense of mystery surrounding whole ecosystem. Lewis has also taken great care with the swamp culture—monetary, religious, romantic—to create a believable and intricate society, and it all comes together brilliantly.