Winner of the 2007 Rue Morgue award for Best Comic Book Artist!
Worry doll is an inspired piece of gothic noir disguised as a children's book. It concerns a suitcase full of dolls who stumble across the murdered corpses of their host family in the living room, leading them to flee the crime scene and embark on the most nightmarish road trip in popular culture today. Stunningly crafted by artist/writer Matt Coyle, "Worry Doll" is a mesmerising dreamscape quite unlike anything you will have seen or read before.
Preview the first 15 pages! (Acrobat Reader required)
Worry Doll Trailer:
...Anyway, the bottom line is: This is worth getting, especially if you are looking for something different and interesting...
The sustained effort paid off, as the visual sophistication of Worry Doll has seen critics hype it as a new way forward for the genre.
"Disconcerting, enchanting and mesmerising all in one... an incredible
— Jock (The Losers, Faker)
"An amazing piece of work."
— David Lloyd (V for Vendetta, Kickback)
"After seeing Worry Doll my only worry is that I'll never sleep again. Wonderfully creepy stuff."
— Steve Niles (30 Days of Night)
"Surreal and thought-provoking, a beautifully-drawn evocation of insanity, a disturbing visual poem from the edge of reason: Worry Doll is the work of a master craftsman."
— Bryan Talbot (The Tale of One Bad Rat)
"I've just read the Worry Doll and I'm totally creeped out! It's an amazing piece of work on so many levels, and despite the subject matter I find it totally refreshing..."
— Doug Braithwaite (Universe X, Justice)
Interview with Matt Coyle:
...Coyle's work is groundbreaking. The imagery in Worry Doll is so far ahead of anything out there in terms of visual sophistication that it suggests a new way forward for the genre - maybe a new genre altogether.
With a surprising blend of old-school horror, psychological thriller, and fine art, Matt Coyle succeeds on every level with this truly unique new graphic novel.