Greg Smallwood
is drawing Dark Horse's upcoming Jai Nitz-authored title Dream Thief, about a man who steals an Aboriginal mask only to discover that murderous spirits are taking possession of his body while he sleeps. It's appropriate, then, that Smallwood has such a fascination with crime stories. In between posting sample panels from Dream Thief, he's been sketching up moments from crime movies old and new, as well as a handful of characters from The Wire.

The preview panels from Dream Thief are quite stunning, with a lovely, shadowed noir look that captures the darkness of the premise without diving too far into the nostalgia the genre can evoke. And his crime movie series shows he has a real sense for significant moments both violent and small. Check out more from Dream Thief at Smallwood's blog.