Let the Right One In

It might be my favorite movie of the year.

Let The Right One In

With all the hubbub about that Mormon vampire romance movie thing that opened this weekend, I was exceptionally grateful when Roger Ebert's tepid review turned my attentions instead to Let the Right One In, a different vampire movie making the rounds. His review was enthusiastic, and I was looking for a way to reward myself for all my hard work this week... So, there you go.

It's a really spectacular movie... Brilliantly shot, delicately acted, and very faithful to vampire legends. Plus, since it's a foreign film, you get all the lovely things that a Hollywood movie just can't provide: the people look like real people, the special effects eschew spectacle for mood, and the plot is foreshadowed without beating you over the head with every plot point.

It's one of the best movies of the year. It's also the best vampire movie I've ever seen. I can't believe I didn't know it existed 36 hours ago.

Proof #17


Sorry, been out of town for two weeks.

The solicitations for Proof #17 are out, and a guest artist is handling the main story. Is it me? Yes, it's me.



The Chupacabra's journey from Mexico to Minnesota is finally revealed in a special stand-alone story. Plus, Colonel Dachshund receives a gift from an unexpected visitor.

FEBRUARY 25 - 32 PAGES - FC - $3.50

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Archie Snow is taking the month off, obviously. "The Liar" finishes in Proof #16.

I hate this


Been busy with drawings for 'me public', as Popeye would say.

First up, my dear friend Nick had a birthday this week. He's been obsessing over the amazing Totoro forest project book that the fine folks at Pixar have been hustling, so I figured he could use a totoro of his own.

I was asked by Steve Gettis to participate in his amazing author project, where comic artists interpret their favorite authors or literary characters. What an amazing series of drawings... From legends like Will Eisner and Alex Toth to disreputable characters like Riley Rossmo and Fiona Staples. It was an honor to be asked, and an honor to be the first to draw Mervyn Peake.

Now, go read Gormenghast! It's fucking brilliant!

Lastly, but certainly not leastly, came a long-overdue Grendel commission. I felt inspired and added some red ink to the drawing. One wants a hint of color, as Nathan Lane reminded us in The Birdcage.