The festive season here in London feels long since passed, though the cold snap continues unabated. The slipshod snowmen appearing (then disappearing into the slush) on our street, put me in mind of Sweaterweather.

A friend introduced me to the work of Sara Varon, imagining one of our characters somehow similar... I should be so lucky! You probably can't tell from my pic but the snowflakes are gloss-coated when the cover itself is matte. It's just this kind of beautiful detail that prevails throughout.

With stamps, cute cut-out figures (with x-rayed stomach/pocket contents), and a synopsis on the life of bees, these comic-panel parables are undoubtedly suited to children while simultaneously shot-through with laconic wit.

Sara Varon, Sweaterweather, Alternative Comics, 2003

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