Painter and cartoonist Tom Neely’s first graphic novel, “The Blot,” is like a sad song that breaks your heart while reminding you of life’s beauty.
“The Blot” follows a nameless everyman who, while dealing with the fallout from a doomed relationship, is stalked by a mysterious black splotch. As the story unfolds, this shape-shifting blot appears as a harmless cloud of ink, a faceless demon, a source of strength and an inescapable darkness, testing our character in a new way with each metamorphosis.
“The Blot is an extremely accomplished first book. Read it once for a hauntingly twisting story. You can devote all of the inevitable repeat reads to the dauting task of figuring out what it all means.” – Brian Heater, The Daily Cross Hatch
“Highly recommended to those who love comics, art, love and hope!” — Rich’s R’N’R Rants & Raves
192 page full color paperback
I Will Destroy You, 2007