This is quite possibly at the top of that shortlist I mentioned, though. The writing here is exquisite. Achewood is just mindblowingly good; it takes a few strips to get the rhythm, though; the first 10 or so I read, I didn't quite get why everyone was gushing over it, and then, with the 11th, I got it and I couldn't stop reading. The early ones aren't quite as good as what the strip evolved into, but taken as a whole, this is just pure art. I love Achewood. And it's imperative to check out the Character Blogs as well!