is a quick comic

by artist

Mara Sternberg.

It tells the tale

of a narrator

creating a creature

in order to release

secrets that have been

bottling up inside.

Dark and comical,

like there's any other way

to interpret someone

smoking a cigarette

with a snowman.

You can grab

more art

from her

via steeltoedblues,

and it's also worth noting

that she dedicated

Hush to her cat,

whose name

is Tom Waits.