These books depend on the administration of violent shocks to the nervous system, and just as the drug addict must progressively increase the size of the doze to obtain the same effect, so, as sensibilities become dulled by the repetition of a particular kind of brutal act, the degree of violence must of necessity increase.
Comics Waiting Room reviews Hatter M vol. 2: "MAD WITH WONDER; it’s illustrated in stunning fashion by newcomer Sami Makkonen. To anyone who thought that the second book would be lacking without Ben Templesmith’s art, I can assure you that it isn’t. Makkonen steps in and does lovely work. Each page is a visual delight, and stylistically, Makkonen isn’t far off from Templesmith as it is."