It is the first i've read of this entire world that Evan Dorkin & Jill Thompson have created. And it's suffice to say i am impressed. Great artwork by Jill & even the the lettering works well (Jason Arthur).
Dymphna (CAT) has been caught out killing a kings shaman (MOUSE), She left too much evidence behind. Upon explaining as to why she did it, They all end up at a creepy house that Dymphna can't get into where her mistress & partner used to live.
They ask the help of a very funny Raccoon & he says no!...
...the raccoon helps them open the door & what awaits them is a gross musty rotting interior. Down stairs is the problem a summoned demon Dymphna has summoned herself some time ago when she was a witches familiar. She tricks the demon into thinking that she has given her soul away to save the others including two trapped cats within the house (that ripped out there own eyes so they could not see the demon)...
I don't wish to say anymore as it's a fantastic read. One can see the Mignola influence & reminded me of Coraline. Even has a touch of Fables happening here. I for one will be looking out anymore Beasts of Burdens books in the future.
Get this book now before it sells out, It already has at my LCS.