Harvest brings us into the world of black market organs, which in itself is creepy as hell. Throw in a coked out surgeon, a mother and her kids, along with a shady figure or two and we’ve got ourselves a story that may just be too much for some people to handle.
Artist: Colin Lorimer
While I have read some of Lieberman’s work, Colin Lorimer is a new name to me, but if this comic is his norm then I will be keeping an eye out for him. His art in this book is absolutely stunning, discomforting and engaging at the same time. The angles he picks and the way he sets up his foregrounds and backgrounds give such depth to every page that you can’t help but find yourself completely immersed in the comic. The eyes are also lifelike and expressive, making it feel as though the characters are watching you read, it’s something I rarely see done so well and again helps with the general atmosphere.
There are a couple of series that come to mind while reading this one: a TV show and the other a comic or manga to be more specific. The TV series that begs the obvious comparison is Dexter, but aside from the makeshift surgical locations, the similarities end there. The first thing that jumped to mind after putting this down is the amazing series Monster by Naoki Urasawa following a surgeon who is trying to catch a serial killer, it’s a dark psychological thriller and one of my personal favorites, so anytime I’m reminded of it it’s a good thing.
Both the art and the writing blew me away, and anyone who has the stomach for this type of book should do themselves a favour and grab a copy. Utterly creepy and thoroughly satisfying; this comic alone will make your trip to the shop worth it.