"Wright is playing with a clever and disturbing metaphor, juxtaposing the self-destructive nature of an addict with the often self-destructive nature of an artist within the creative process. Both are looking for a form of happiness and satisfaction, and in the case of this artist with writer’s block the choice is to shortcut natural inspiration with a chemically induced one.
Balmer’s illustration is striking and grotesque while doing a great job of enhancing the urgency and destructive nature of the subject matter. At points, the main character Frank is literally melting away during what could be described as a personal meltdown. Bulmer’s high-contrast inking and excellent hatchwork are a great compliment to the overall feel of the book.”