Son Mess writes:
Who am I?
Hello, my name is Son Mess and I am the creator/writer for the comic Teething. It’s a story I have been developing for well over seven years and through the support of my friends and my wonderful artist Jess Lackey, I have pushed myself in the much needed direction of creating a Kickstarter! My goal, with your support, is to afford to pay my artist, keep a website running for online reading, publish hard copies, and hopefully make merchandise along the way.
As the story of Teething unwinds, so do the main cast’s lives. Leondardo Stonewell, while rummaging through the swamp lands behind his home, stumbles upon the faceless body of an elderly man. Since then, faces have been slowly slipping away from his vision, all except for the reluctant visage of Sven Mensah. Old childhood friends with bad blood, Sven wants nearly nothing to do with Leo, until after a chance encounter with the man, a strange sensation begins to arise within him. Much to his shock, he develops an uncontrollable reflex to spit out teeth, coming from deep within his throat.
Teething has a lot of adult themes, it’s oriented for an older age demographic (18+). Some common themes are unhealthy relationships, drug use, sexual content, language, and homicide. Despite the themes, this comic is less about being edgy and more about showing the human condition, for the better or for the worse.
What’s more, Teething features a diverse cast, a world heavy in Arab/Berber culture with its folklore, science-fiction and broad understanding of what love can really mean to someone.
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Josh Davison here. This comic looks like it could really turn out to be something special. With a unique premise, Teething looks worthy of your support if you can throw any its way.
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