True Swamp by Jon Lewis
Choose Your Poison

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"True Swamp is a true classic. Melancholy frogs, awkward cross-species relationships, thoughtful discussions on the meaning of life and love and the possibility of kindness, and of course the ever-present need to eat and not be eaten. Jon Lewis has created a world so rich in detail and personality that once you've dipped your toe in the warm larvae-filled water, you won't want to leave. And to tell the truth, you never will. It's been nearly twenty years since I first read these stories and still they simmer away inside my brain, like a benevolent ink-borne parasite that burrows ever deeper, exposing strange new layers of wonder and insight in that crowded fertile swamp we call life."— Dylan Horrocks, Hicksville

True Swamp: Choose Your Poison collects the first storyline of this landmark series, telling the tale of Lenny the Frog—part coming-of-age story, part fantastic adventure, part gutter poetry. Unavailable for over a decade, this twentieth anniversary edition features meticulously restored art, never-reprinted material, an introduction by Charles Hatfield (The Hand Of Fire: The Comics Art Of Jack Kirby), and a foreword by Ed Brubaker (Criminal, Captain America, Incognito).

Jon Lewis began True Swamp in 1992. It continues today. Other comics include Ghost Ship, Spectacles, and scripts for DC, Dark Horse, and Kodansha Publishing. Lewis came to prominence as one of a tight-knit wave of early '90s Seattle cartoonists who brought new narrative ambition to alternative comics. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


 

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Jon Lewis began True Swamp in 1992. It continues today. Other comics include Ghost Ship, Spectacles, and scripts for DC, Dark Horse and Kodansha Publishing. Lewis came to prominence as one of a tight-knit wave of early 90s Seattle cartoonists who brought new narrative ambition to alternative comics. He lives in Brooklyn.
 
Published December 11, 2012 by Uncivilized Books. 160 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lenny second-guesses himself at every turn, whether he’s facing the swamp fairies, battling for his life against a human, or visiting the creepy resident of a wayward human skull—it’s all a catalyst for self-examination, as well as investigation of the big picture.

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There are any number of clever ways of categorizing True Swamp, each of them more or less accurate;

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