Jeff Lemire talks SWEET TOOTH:
January’s conclusion to “Out of The Deep Woods”, the first story-arc of SWEET TOOTH, should leave readers with A LOT of new questions. While I don’t want to spoil too much just yet, I thought it would be a good time to pop by GRAPHIC CONTENT and tease some of the upcoming twists and turns I have in store with our second storyline “In Captivity.” And while I’m at it, I might as well show off some behind the scenes artwork as well.
Anyone who has already seen the cover to Issue 7 probably knows that there will be a few new hybrid-children popping up to keep Gus company very soon. Here are a few rough preliminary designs for that cover as well as the original inks.
While most of our expanding cast of mutant kids are as innocent and endangered as Gus, I will give you one big hint for a future twist; one of the kids pictured on the cover to #7 is not what he or she seems…and in fact may very well be the most dangerous person Gus has met yet! Which one? You’ll have to keep reading to find out!
As I’m writing this it’s almost Christmas, so I’m feeling pretty generous. I might as well drop a few more clues to the mystery of the pandemic and the hybrid kids that fuels SWEET TOOTH. Remember the press-ganged women Gus and Jepperd encountered in the town of Rockbridge in Issue 4? Well one of them already had a history with Jepperd before the events of that issue! And, that relationship will come back to haunt him, and change the cold-blooded course of his life forever.
Speaking of Jepperd. Our second arc will really dig deep into his past, his motivations and the terrible secrets that drive this hulking killer. On that note, here’s one last image that should get you guessing…