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Sin Titulo: 06/11/15
Sin Titulo by Cameron Stewart is an urban fantasy, horror story told as a graphic novel. Alex Mackay goes to visit his grandfather at the convalescent home, only to find that he had died a month ago. In trying to get the story behind his grandfather's death and to get a hold on whatever personal effects left behind, Alex stumbles upon a mystery.
There are clues laid out for Alex to follow if he so chooses: a sinister male nurse, a mysterious woman, a memory of a tree, and a recurring dream of a woman walking on a remote beach. These pieces all do all fit together. How they do, though, would require some major spoilers.
Thematically the story reminds me most of a typical Spanish Prisoner con, where the victim is convinced of a cock and bull story involving a recluse or a prison, who the victim is asked to help out. For his generosity he's invited into an inner circle of friends, but when he goes back to revisit the person he's helped, he finds the place empty, and himself framed for a crime. Except here, after the smoke clears, the con ends up being the true part of the story.
Artistically Sin Titulo reminds me of Neurocomic by Hana Ros and Matteo Farinella. The woman on the beach and the windswept tree bears a striking resemblance to the neuron forest the man finds himself in, and the woman he is so desperate to return to.