The Tumor by Ben Jelter

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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.”

The Tumor by Ben Jelter

The Tumor by Ben Jelter

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.

The Tumor by Ben Jelter

The Tumor by Ben Jelter

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.

Carl Doherty has written about movies, video games, comic books and literature for almost a decade, forging ill-informed critiques for numerous websites, blogs and publications that no one has ever heard of. His debut novel, the epic fantasy comedy Welcome to The Fold, is available now on Kindle here (UK) and here (US).

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