A. Quinton — Oct. 27th 2014
Been BitÂ is a great little 8-page comic from Jeff Rider ( alsoÂ known as Cloudwrangler Comics) about a “a hard man whoâ€™d led a hard life and wanted desperately to be good” and inspired, in part, by a song from True Detective. It only took a few minutes to read, but I wasÂ hooked by the first page, and now that I’m done all I can think of isÂ what a wonderful Twilight Zone or Outer Limits episode it would make. The script by Rider is well-written and Stan Chou‘s grainy black and white art gives the proceedings an appropriately pulpy vibe. Great werewolf designs, too!
You can download a PDF of Been BitÂ in exchange for your email address, or read it directly on the Cloudwrangler site.Â There’s also an in-depth blog post by Rider about how the comic came to be â€“ well worth a read for anyone interested in how an idea can percolate in the back of your mind for a decade or two and then suddenly boil over.