The Blot by Tom Neely. $15. 180 pages. Color cover, black and white interiors.
Tom Neely is a student of comics and animation history, but when he brings lessons from the past into his art, he never does so thoughtlessly. Neely's art is a unique combination of classical and modern, and his tone has similar concerns: he cares about big thoughts and feelings, but also likes direct and casual communication. A unique artist, one who can really draw and really communicate with his readers.