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Eaton, Jeremy – A Sleepy Head Tale


A Sleepy Head Tale

Here’s a little tip from me to you from the world of comics. If something has a Jim Woodring introduction, the very least you can expect out if is that it’s going to be unique. This book is no exception. It kinds of defies description though. On the surface it a one page newspaper strip with weekly misadventures and the obligatory punch lines. Dig a little bit though and you have the world laid open at your feet and picked apart. Not much here flows into each other. You could probably open to any random page and enjoy it just as much as any other, which can be refreshing after seeing so many continuing stories. The protagonist, Sleepy, hates the world and doesn’t mind telling you about it. He never gets his way though, and maybe that’s the point. Or maybe not, I’m not much into finding the “point” of books. It odd, original, and thoroughly engaging, that much I know for sure. It’s cheap too, so why don’t you read and try to come up with a better description?