TRUE SWAMP is an ongoing comics series written and drawn by Jon Lewis. Five issues were published by SLG in 1993 and 1994; these have just been collected by Uncivilized Books in a deluxe hardcover edition with bonus material and carefully restored art. Next followed two giant-size specials from Alternative Comics in 2000 and 2001 (Underwoods And Overtime and Stoneground And Hillbound). The earliest issues were awarded a grant from the Xeric Foundation in 1993; in 2000, True Swamp: Underwoods And Overtime was listed in Time.com’s Ten Best Comics Of The Year, and 2001’s True Swamp: Stoneground And Hillbound received an Ignatz Award nomination for Best Single Issue.
The abovementioned comics focused on Lenny the Frog and his close acquaintances. This comics blog, which is also collected periodically in printed form by Uncivilized Books, comprises the new Third Act of True Swamp, with a more synoptic approach than before, wherein we follow the doings of numerous swamp characters in single page vignettes, jumping from this thread to that. Some of these are within the familiar ‘Lenny & Friends’ axis, others not, but don’t be surprised to see things get all tangled up pretty soon. A helpful Field Guide for the novice is also provided.