Here at the Isotope we always watch out for any book with author/artist Dan Schaffer's name on it. From the bad mojo B-movie romp Dogwitch to the abstract beauty of Indigo Vertigo, Schaffer always delivers something utterly unique and jam-packed with strange and compelling personalities. And true to form in his latest original graphic novel, Scribbler, Schaffer puts his protagonists through the psychological wringer.
Suki lives in a world where recovering psychiatric patients are housed together in a sixteen story tower block far from the view of normal people, where physicians try to erase the unwanted multiple personalities that lurk in the corners of Suki's fractured mind with “Siamese Burn Therapy” on an experimental medical machine.
That alone is enough to sell us on the strength of Mister Shaffer's latest narrative. But just for good measure he throws in enough compulsive pushers stalking the stairways, murderers hiding in the shadows, and trips to the edge of madness to keep us on the edge of our seats wondering if Suki can survive a Cabrini-Green of concentrated psychosis where the suicide rate is higher than the recovery rate.
For a further examination into the depths of Scribbler, point your browsers over towards this great interview with Mister Schaffer at the Pulse
Scribbler by Dan Schaffer 96 Black & White Pages for $7.99 From Image on November 15th