Out of the Deep Woods

Out of the Deep Woods Cover

Out of the Deep Woods

By Jeff Lemire; Jose Villarrubia (Illustrator)

Vertigo, Paperback, 9781401226961, 123pp.

Publication Date: May 18, 2010

Following on the heels of THE NOBODY, his Vertigo graphic novel debut, writer/artist Jeff Lemire pens his very first ongoing series SWEET TOOTH. A cross between Bambi and Cormac McCarthy's The Road, SWEET TOOTH tells the story of Gus, a rare new breed of human/animal hybrid children, has been raised in isolation following an inexplicable pandemic that struck a decade earlier. Now, with the death of his father he's left to fend for himself . . . until he meets a hulking drifter named Jepperd who promises to help him. Jepperd and Gus set out on a post-apocalyptic journey into the devastated American landscape to find 'The Preserve' a refuge for hybrids.
This unique and haunting new series is written and illustrated by Eisner-nominated creator Lemire (The Essex County Trilogy) and colored by fellow Eisner nominee Jose Villarubia.

About the Author
Jeff Lemire's previous graphic novels include the Eisner and Harvey Award nominated Essex County Trilogy. In 2008 Jeff also won the prestigious Alex Award from the American Library Association, recognizing books with specific appeal for both adults and teens, as well as the Shuster and Doug Wright Awards recognizing the best in Canadian comics.

Villarrubia is best known for his fine art photographs. Oveer the last 18 years he has participated in over one hundred exhibitions in North and South America and Europe. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Inter-Amerian Development Bank. He is a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.