Begun as a Web comic for Zuda Comics by Glyph Award nominee Jeremy Love, Bayou is now available in paperback. Set in a sleepy 1930s South, where magic and the sinister lurk just below the surface, Bayou is a simply stunning tale of one girl’s experience with racism, friendship, betrayal and courage, as viewed through her imagination.

With shades of Alice in Wonderland, Song of the South, Toni Morrison and the art of Kara Walker, it manages to be wholly original and affecting. Love’s beautiful artwork matches his storytelling in striking a wonderful balance of being beautiful yet unsettling.

Grade: A

Bayou: Volume One is currently available.