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1947-1949: Story History
Shirley Jackson wrote her short story The Tooth in 1947. It was published in The Lottery: or, The Adventures of James Harris in 1949.
2016: Comic Production
The 24 page comic was drawn from mid-May to early June 2016.
2016: Publication History
The comic appeared in The Shirley Jackson Project, edited by Roby Kirby and published by Ninth Art Press, in 2016.
a tour-de-force silent interpretation Floating World Comics
Lines and objects lie on the page as if they will fade away if the reader’s gaze lingers—and lie by omission as well, each image sharing and concealing different parts of the story. Meanwhile, most consecutive panels fall far enough apart within the story’s timeline that performing closure becomes a bit like leaping across a series of widening puddles. Elusive but memorable, creepy but restrained The Comics Journal
The animation of The Tooth was first shown at the SJP book launch at Boneshaker Books in 2016 and then debuted online in the online magazine Anomaly MagazineIssue 25 in 2017.