Bloody Chester

written by J.T. Petty

illustrated by Hilary Florido

color by Hilary Sycamore

First Second; July, 2012

Reading level: Ages 14 and up

ISBN 978-1-59643-100-3,
ISBN10: 1596431008

Graphic Novel, 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches,
160 pages

Copyrighted material here with permission

Florido’s artwork brings a further sensitivity to the story that positions it at arm’s length from the usual Wild West comics.

Also featured is more fine color work by Hilary Sycamore, whose skilled palette provides Petty and Florido’s work with an explosive boost off the page.

—Publishers Weekly

The illustrations in the book are dead on.  They gravitate from gruesome to beautiful, from humorous to frightening.  The colors are muted blues and earth-tones which blend beautifully with the story. 

—J. Haight,

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