A Voice in the Dark Cancelled
A Voice in the Dark was an intriguing series by Larime Taylor published by Image Comics. It was the story of a young woman going to college, where she was a night DJ. She was also a murderer. We’d see her thoughts as she pondered whether someone deserved to be killed or how she set up an alibi. It was a unique, disturbing portrait. Most amazingly, the artist created it all using his mouth, since Taylor is disabled.
The series began in late 2013 (after a couple of previous Kickstarters) and ran for seven issues. The first collection reprinted them all last summer, before a new miniseries, A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun relaunched in September. A second issue came out in January, but it appears that that will be all, since Diamond lists issues #3-5 as “cancelled by publisher”.
That’s not surprising. The book had a distinctive look, due to its digital creation, without the kind of detail or slickness some Image readers look for. It was a challenging read, since it was difficult to know how to feel about the lead character. It moved kind of slowly sometimes. And the creator published a plea for help in January 2014 and again in August.
If you’re curious to see what it looked like, there are several pages in this blog interview. I’m sorry to see it go, because it was different and unusual. I should have talked about it before now, but since my review would have been mixed, not glowing, once the news the book was in trouble came out, it would have felt like piling on.