FROM THE VAULT: SWEET TOOTH PART 1
When the Sweet Tooth TV show was released on Netflix last year, I did a huge round of press, and most of the interviews asked me where I came up with the idea for Gus and Sweet Tooth. My answer was always some version of “this little boy with antlers started popping up in my sketchbooks around 2008, and eventually, a story began to grow around him.”
This is what I believed to be the case. But memory is a funny thing, and looking back at my sketchbooks from this period for the first time in over a decade, I now see that there really aren’t many drawings of “a little boy with antlers” like I remember. There are a few weird drawings of an antlered guy, but he is hardly a prototype of Gus.