‘Sweet Heart’ is Based on One Writer’s Struggle With Diabetes

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Monsters are everywhere in this world. Nobody’s safe. On March 11th, Action Lab: Danger Zone brings you the ComixCentral’s 2018 People’s Choice award-winning Sweet Heart, a new horror comic series by up-and-coming writer, Dillon Gilbertson, with art by Ghastly Award-winner, Francesco Iaquinta (Croak), and colors by Marco Pagnotta (Phantom Squad, Captain Canuck). Variant cover by Christian DiBari. Follow the tale of Sweet Heart and you may learn that things are not so sweet after all…

Being hunted is an everyday risk in Ellicott City and the town itself is designed to make life comfortable for its citizens while being actively stalked by the eerie, insatiable creatures that live among them. But when Ben is chosen by one of the creatures near his home, his mother struggles to cope with the certainty of her son’s death.

In an interview with But Why Tho?, Gilbertson explained how the series began as a thinly veiled analogy for his life with diabetes that grew to represent ta number of chronic health, psychological, and personal issues many people deal with every day. 

Sweet Heart finds the monster in all of us, and maybe—just maybe—you’ll get the courage to face yours. Dillon will be signing at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach, CA on March 11th, from 5-8 pm, and will also be attending Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) in Seattle, WA, March 12-15th. The book will be available in comic book stores and online through ComiXology using our affiliate link.