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/