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Bayou Vol. 1 by Jeremy Love
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Jun 29, 09

it was amazing
bookshelves: comics
Read in June, 2009

Lee Wagstaff is the daughter of a black sharecropper in the depression-era town of Charon, Mississippi. When a terrifying creature emerges from the swamp and snatches her white playmate, Lily, Lee's father is hauled off to jail and accused of kidnapping and murder. Lee has to brave the bayou to try and find Lily before her father is lynched; she meets an odd, blues singing, swamp monster called Bayou who reluctantly agrees to help her. The bayou is full of terrifying monsters but they are nothing compared to the horror of a town full of evil people; people who throw out false accusations, torture and murder young boys, lynch innocent men, and hit Lee in the face with a rifle butt. The artwork is stunning (realistic and beautifully rendered) and there are tender moments and even a little bit of humor in among the horror. And Lee is a totally kick-ass little girl afraid of nothing. I cannot wait for Volume 2 to come out!

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