Written by Anthony Stokes
Art/Colors by D.N.S.
Letters by Mira Mortal
“An atmospheric horror comic which deals with themes of loneliness, anxiety, and depression.”
Tyler has lived a very emotionally traumatizing life, from parents who didn’t want him to foster parents that don’t care about him and keep him around as a paycheck to help them travel the world without worries. Because of all of this, Tyler is seeing a therapist to help with his night terrors and sleep paralysis. Stokes does an excellent job of showcasing just how much this is affecting Tyler and D.N.S.’s art shows us just how real these nightmares are becoming.
The artwork is great at depicting the terrors that lurk in the shadows of Tyler’s mind as he slowly becomes more terrified and tired as he is not sleeping well due to his mental state. The downward spiral that Tyler seems to be living is so well captured through script and artwork. When things take a gory turn, D.N.S. does an excellent job capturing this with outside-the-box coloring and the heated emotions displayed on the characters’ faces.
Dealing with loneliness, depression, feelings of abandonment, night terrors, and sleep paralysis put Tyler in a very fragile emotional place that just needs a little to put him over the edge. This comic captures the horror of Tyler’s mental state, while keeping the reader asking – is it all in his head, or is his sleep paralysis demon real? The story ends somewhat abruptly but leaves us with that Inception-esque question that for now will be up to the reader’s interpretation.
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