Saturday, March 10

Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story (Image, 2011)

By Kody Chamberlain

I picked this up from Chamberlain's table at New Orleans Comic Con a couple months ago and just read it last week. I really enjoyed it, both on its own terms as a gritty murder mystery, and as an atmospheric snapshot of New Orleans in the antediluvian days when Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on the city. Chamberlain is an independent comic creator who I think has a lot of potential and a bright future ahead of him. I would love to see him on one of the more down-to-earth, street-level Batman titles. Maybe this story being awarded the 2011 Spinetingler Award for Best Mystery/Crime Comic or Graphic Novel will make the powers-that-be sit up and take notice of him.


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