Between like half a dozen Paranormal Activity films and every 13th pretty vampire franchise, sometimes it seems like supernatural storytelling can get stagnant. Fortunately for those who enjoy the expertly researched and recontextualized horror of comic book greats like Shigeru Mizuki and Mike Mignola, the team of writer (and former CA contributor) Casey Seijas and artist Amancay Nahuelpan-Bustamante is willing to go the extra mile in their upcoming graphic novel, Duppy '78. Drawing from Caribbean and Rastafarian lore, the pair have worked to present a Jamaican crime story that may just define your take on the malevolent spirits known as "duppies" when it drops in February through Com.X.
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We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.