A friend bought me this series for Christmas and I can't say how glad I am to have this be the first thing I read in 2021- the paneling is phenominal, the use of black and white vs color to represent state of mind is absolutely stunning, I was absolutely fascinated with the cast and how real they seem (I made some absolutely horrible noises regarding S&S and Malik's plots and how they unfolded), and good fucking god the plot is so tightly paced and well done. Bog seemed like the inevitable culimation of what everyone has done- all building up to this, all becoming this and it couldn't have gone any other way. I had to keep putting it down and picking it right back up because "oh god oh god are they really gonna? Oh SHIT", absolute adrenaline rush. The black and white gore vs the colorful daily life getting swapped around got me right in the heart, as soon as I saw it I shuddered. I didn't even question some of the things [Spoiler] brought up during my first reading and yet it was always there, the clues were always there. It was brilliantly done and I still think about it.
And the endpages.
I had to sit down at the twist on the Killer/Victim endpage in Bog and it absolutely made me re-evaulate the prior issues, you really succeeded in making everyone feel "like a Whole person going through SAW shit". I cried re-reading it. I absolutely can wait for Sortie because I really love speculating about whats going to happen after Bog. I know whatever you make will crush my heart into pulp. Part of me wants to make fanart, but it almost seems..... This story is so well crafted that I would feel wrong messing with it. Bravo!
Also might just name my next cat Eggplant.