The long awaited new graphic novel from the co-creators of the Eisner-nominated The Castaways is here. This 72-page work presents a convincing account of a fictional bluesman at the dawn of the blues era. The creators of this fine piece worked hard to capture this era in pen and ink, and they did a great job. Callejo's drawing presents a style that is finely crafted, yet still rough around the edges; perfectly complementing his material. Vollmar has a good ear for dialogue and in Bluesman he successfully avoids the hackneyed contrivances of accent and dialect that have so often spoiled an otherwise good story. No, here Vollmar relies on the rhythm of the speaker along with selected grammatical tics to lend an authenticity to spoken word, and he manages to pull it off. Together the stylistic choices serve to bolster the believability of the characters and advance the story, making for a great experience for the reader. We're looking forward to Book Two.