Vattu is an expansive anthropological fantasy story about imperialism and identity. It was published online from 2010 to 2022.
Vattu finds her way through a new world of zealous conquerors and mysterious chemist-priestesses.
Evan Dahm's gift for worldbuilding is just shy of supernatural. Vattu is an epic tale of incredible scope, one that spans thousands of pages and chronicles the fascinating history of a world of such depth and detail that the comic feels like not just a narrative, but an education. Vattu isn't merely a comic, it is an achievement. – Joseph R. Lallo
"Vattu is an intimate dissection of the brutal price of empire and rebellion, of exile and assimilation. Dahm has built a sprawling and well-crafted geopolitical fantasy populated by a complex cast that carries the emotional core of the story through imperialisti tribulations. Vattu is gripping, a beautifully conceived comic and a necessary read"– Sloane Leong (Prism Stalker)
"Everything in his worlds is pushed just a tiny bit into the alien—so the picture of the whole is gaspingly strange, and beautiful, and compelling."– Carla Speed McNeil (Finder)
"It took me a couple of days to read Rice Boy, and when I wasn't reading it, I couldn't wait until I was"– Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL, TUKI)