TRUE SWAMP by Jon Lewis

November 26, 2010



I’m very excited to tell you that Uncivilized Books, Tom K’s exciting small-batch comics imprint, is releasing my new minicomic, and that in just 8 days Tom and I will both be at Brooklyn Comics And Graphics Festival, selling it hot off the press!

Entitled KLAGEN: A HORROR, it’s a filthy, dispirited meditation on the one great theme of modernity: the silent dominance over all our lives by a remorseless, global Death Cult.  Rendered in an eerily-backlit gray and black, KLAGEN could be seen as a more narratively-inclined cousin to the Guide To North American Cultists which I brought out a couple of years ago.  I drew most of it in a white heat during the first few days of September 2010, adding a couple of pages of connective material later.

This little story took on increased density for me only a few days after completing the first version, when I learned of the worst event ever to befall any person of my acquaintance.  Maybe KLAGEN was some precognitive attempt at apotropaic magic; if so it didn’t work, nor did it help much in hindsight.  A sequel may be inevitable.

If I marshal my next week wisely, I might have some of my other (self-published) minis reprinted for next week’s show as well.  And of course, I’ll be waving my arms trying to direct attention to the weekly TRUE SWAMP stories underway here.  I’ll look forward to seeing you there!

KLAGEN: A HORROR will also be available to order through the Uncivilized Books website quite soon.






  1. Aw, man. My breath is BATED. This sounds awesome in the extreme.

    Comment by Isaac — November 26, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

  2. Jon,

    Please send me more info when available about this book, as I run this news blog for the small press/indy comic field
    and would love to spread the word about it. It sounds very interesting. I’m very curious as to what happened to your acquaintance.

    Comment by PD Houston — November 29, 2010 @ 10:51 am

  3. […] It was a really great show, with enormous energy spilling from exhibitors and attendees alike.  My new minicomic came out beautifully thanks to Tom K and Daniel Wieken, and we sold enough of them to put a spring […]

    Pingback by STYLUS ANIMUS « TRUE SWAMP by Jon Lewis… every Wednesday — December 8, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

  4. Here’s a nice (and either sincere or deliciously deadpan) review of the earlier CULTISTS OF NORTH AMERICA mini I mentioned above:

    I’m going to print more of these soon; when I do I’ll make them available here.

    Meanwhile, KLAGEN: A HORROR should be available through the Uncivilized Books website within a couple of weeks.

    Comment by joncroaker — December 9, 2010 @ 10:02 pm

  5. A review of KLAGEN, among other Brooklyn Fest acquisitions, by the excellent Robert Boyd at his blog The Great God Pan Is Dead:

    Comment by joncroaker — December 12, 2010 @ 6:28 pm

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