ANOTHER ONE OF THE BEST COMICS YOU PROBABLY NEVER READ
So what exactly do you get when you cross the Wizard of Oz with a back drop of the Color Purple? Well you get an epic adventure called Bayou. It's the tale of a little black girl named Lee who's on a quest with a Jazz playing Swamp Beast on a quest to save her father and her best friend and play mate (who happens to be white). Now for those of you reading this who are not familiar with the Color Purple, it was set during some extremely hostile racial times (at least for black folk). Of course you know the Wizard of Oz (which coincidentally was also set in racially hostile times) gives us a whimsical tale in a wonderland with lots of lovable creatures.
Lee (the black girl pictured above) is the daughter of a sharecropper during the depression and she plays with her friend Lily (the white girl pictured above) and looses her necklace in the swamp. Now Lily's mom who is obviously abusive warned her not to lose the necklace. Out of fear Lily begs Lee to get the necklace but Lee refuses so when Lily goes home she says Lee stole it. Of course this gets the Sheriff and the whole town involved. Later Lily is eaten whole by a man who disappears into the swamp (which Lee witness's) and it starts off the accusation that Lee's father kidnapped her. Of course when Lee says what really happens no one believes her and the Lynching is set. Lee has only a day or 2 to find her friend and clear her dads name, so she sets off for an adventure into the world under the swamp and meets a Jazz playing monster named BAYOU.
Written and Drawn by Jeremy Love who was responsible for the gettosake web comics like Chocolate Thunder and Venus Kincade more notably the comic Furious. His drawing style to me has always been second to non.he creates a really cool tale of mystery, suspense, and a supernatural fantasy-land that will make your head spin. Animals wearing clothes, monsters, and odd creatures help create a new mythology.
To find out more on this comic and the now defunct ZUDA comics publisher click here and do a search at [ZUDA COMICS]. It's available for digital download on Sony and Comixology. Enjoy the snippets of the comic here.