Congratulations to our own Matt Maxwell, whose graphic novel Strangeways: Murder Moon was named best local graphic novel by the Sacramento News & Review, the local independent paper.
“We’ve got some serious local talent when it comes to comics and graphic novels (including artist Sam Kieth, who lives up in the foothills), so it’s no surprise that every so often a graphic novel crosses the transom that looks pretty damn good,” the write-up says. “Strangeways: Murder Moon, the first in a series written by El Dorado Hills resident Matt Maxwell, is a genre bender that adds to werewolf mythology and transforms the traditional Western. The slightly retro black-and-white drawings are stark but detailed. It’s extremely unnerving and just right for this horror-slash-oater story of a Confederate veteran out to stop a family curse. Maxwell’s going places—and not just to Rocklin, either.”
Be sure to check out the follow-up, The Thirsty, right here at Robot 6.