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Jose Villarrubia: BITTER SWEET

Working with Jeff Lemire in Sweet Tooth has been a career and personal highlight for me… After the first couple hesitant issues, where I was trying to find a coloring approach that was right for the series and Jeff’s art, it has all been smooth sailing… I feel that Sweet Tooth almost colors itself, the art is so bold, the storytelling so clear, the characters and environments so consistent, that I can see the pages in color in my mind's eye when I first receive them.

Jeff Lemire: BITTER SWEET …

When I started working on Sweet Tooth three years ago I thought I’d be lucky if the series made it ten issues. I never dreamed I’d be able to tell the kind of sprawling, 40-issue epic that it ended up becoming. In many ways Sweet Tooth’s likelihood of survival in the competitive comics market was about as great as Gus’ likelihood of survival in the post-apocalyptic world he inhabits. After all, who would have bet on a weird little book about a boy with antlers ever surviving in a market flooded with blockbuster cape and tight titles? But somehow it did.

Editor Mark Doyle reveals some AWESOME SWEET TOOTH WATER COLORS

I’m back! Did you miss me? (don’t answer that…)
 
Way back in January I teased some clues about upcoming stuff in the books I edit. One of the clues I gave was “sharpen those blades.” Some people might have thought I was talking about Northlanders. Nope, it was Sweet Tooth 32. This issue has one of my favorite scenes ever. The blades I was talking about? Hockey skates. Check it out, you’ll see…
 

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