Shuteye #2: The Liar by Sarah Becan
OK, Iâ€™m officially impressed. Look, Iâ€™ve been doing this site for almost five years now and reading minis for twice as long as that (or so), so seeing something thatâ€™s genuinely different from the usual is always a thrill. This one is about a boy whoâ€™s always travelling (and drunk, apparently) and his desire to fit in somewhere, anywhereâ€¦ but also his inability to be honest to those around him or even to himself. In the end weâ€™re left wondering what of what weâ€™ve just read is real and what isnâ€™t, but she manages to pull that off without ever seeming like a cliche hollywoodish twist ending. And if you think Iâ€™m telling you too much you may be right, but she says it right on the back of the comic so it canâ€™t be too much of a secret. Itâ€™s probably still a bit too early to say for sure, but so far Sarah seems like a new, unique voice in the world of small press comics, and another one of those is always a good thing in my book.