My piscine attention span has today been directed towards to The Tumor, a self-published graphic novel by illustrator Ben Jelter, described as “a surreal graphic novel about a lonely man named Greg who grows a tumor that comes to life.”
Jelter’s art is undeniably unique, reminding me in places of Francis Bacon and the Gaiman/McKean collaborations of the 80s and 90s. It’s nice to see someone producing a work of sequential art that doesn’t fit comfortably into one of the comic industry’s few rigid genres. Like I always feel the need to do… because I’m rubbish.
Check out these tantalising page samples; more can be found at thetumor.net, where the book is available for $13.
Infor on Ben Jelter’s upcoming second book, Vulture Root, can be found at vultureroot.com.