PopMythology reviews Gregory Benton’s SMOKE


PopMythology wrote a kind review for Gregory Benton’s SMOKE.

Smoke works as both modern myth and social critique. The journey the characters go on is very much a kind of mythical rite of passage, though where to I will not say, with the dog serving as an otherworldly guide (the otherworldly guide being a recurring motif in world mythology). And the fiery demon-like creatures that appear made me think of the Preta (or “hungry ghosts”) in Hindu-Buddhist mythology, only here their insatiable addiction to tobacco sustains a poorly regulated industry that puts many people, especially children, at risk of harm.

I don’t see many wordless comics these days. This is the first one I’ve come across in a while. But now I want more. I think Smoke, like its namesake, might have gotten me hooked. I certainly hope this book finds the audience it deserves, and I hope that this in turn ignites a demand for more wordless comics.”

You can read the entire review here: http://www.popmythology.com/gregory-benton-smoke-review/


About hdeditions

HANG DAI Editions was founded in NYC by Gregory Benton, Dean Haspiel, and Seth Kushner over their mutual dedication to comix art. The imprint focuses on limited edition comix, graphic novels, and art books, with an emphasis on personal interaction at events, conventions, and signings.
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