Ellie Crewes’ debut graphic novel (which began its life as a zine, so hang in there self-publishers!) is a work of charming honesty that elevates itself above hackneyed cliches of the grand moment where one comes out to the world. Ellie’s struggles to find that truth within herself lead to a sometimes funny, sometimes painful journey where she takes one step forward and two steps back on her journey to realising she is gay. Her art is pleasingly freeform and borderless, a cross between a diary and a sketchbook, which gives it an immediacy that helps us connect with her authorial voice. One of the most honest and authentic graphic novels we’ve seen this year.