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[Sweet Tooth Vol. 1: Out of the Woods] – (Jeff Lemire)
July 17, 2010, 10:00 am
Filed under: 8 Stars, Jeff Lemire, Sweet Tooth

Jeff Lemire was the author and artist of one of my favorite books of last year,  the excellent “Essex County Trilogy”, and he has a great talent for character development and a unique style of drawing. With “Sweet Tooth” Lemire has managed to recreate the magic but with even better artwork and this time in full color.  “Sweet Tooth” is an engaging story of a post apocalyptic world where children are born as hybrids. The star of the book, Gus, is a deer hybrid and has lived his life in isolation with his father. Once his father dies, Gus ends up being attacked by hunters and rescued by a drifter called Jepperd. Jepperd  is not all that he seems.  Highly reccomended. [ISBN-13: 978-1401226961]. 8/10

[The Complete Essex County Hardcover Edition ] – (Jeff Lemire)
April 22, 2010, 1:24 am
Filed under: 8 Stars, Jeff Lemire

The art style in this book is simple black and white drawings with an artful layout and presentation. This book isn’t about saving the world, or superheroes it is just about living and growing up in Canada. Strangely compelling book that grabs hold of you and wont let go. I cant figure out why exactly but this book really moved me. Excellent effort and nothing like any of the other books in my Graphic novel collection. [ISBN-13: 978-1603090469]. 8/10