Tuesday, May 25, 2010


When I first saw the Blot I knew I had to have a copy. Even without knowing the story I could see from the sample pages online this wasn't just your run of the mill indie comic. In fact I was right and the Blot is something special. Tom Neely, a painter and cartoonist living in Los Angeles, is the creator of this graphic novel. The Blot was featured in our shop as part of Indy Comic Book Week and was the first to sell out and there's so many reasons why. The art inside this book is astounding. Its black and white with clean lines but starts to be taken over by an inkblot that changes shape and Neely uses a variety of techniques within the panels that keep you glued to each one. Its the contrast of the Blot and the stark clean pages that create a fantastic world of metamorphosis and struggle. Its like a vintage comic strip come to life in the now, blending tongue in cheek humor and cartoonish sentiment. Even after having read this book a dozen times I'm ready to read it a dozen more, if you haven't seen this book yet come by the shop. We just ordered a bunch more for you all. You can also visit Tom at his website: http://www.iwilldestroyyou.com

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