In recent year’s I’ve had some horror titles sneak into my reading list without realizing it and mainly from the indie/small press scene but one of the strongest I’ve read was Sink by John Lees.
John is a creator I’ve followed for a while since picking up The Standard and having gone on to read his And Then Emily Was Gone and more recently Quilte, it’s this most recent release that struck a chord with me and many others. It feeds on the urban legend of Clowns patrolling the streets in a transit van as they try to pick out the next person they’d like to kidnap – a rumour that surged through playgrounds in Scotland, the UK and beyond fairly regularly but there’s many more parts to his latest title. Every aspect is a horror one and as it thrives on fears we’ve all held at some point in our lives it’s the unpredictable & unforgiving nature of his story that makes this a compelling read. Can’t quite face what he is suggesting but can’t look away either. Teaming up with Alex Cormack & Colin Bell for this ComixTribe release ends up being a master stroke with their similar approach to the tormenting themes that unfold. Grim, brutal but ultimately fun in a “Can’t believe they did that” sort of way.