The thing about people in San Francisco is that almost everyone is doing something cool. A seemingly average Joe has some side gig that makes them infinitely cooler. The quiet dude typing away at the coffee shop may be the next Mark Zuckerberg (or if you’re in the Mission, he might actually be Mark Zuckerberg), the dead-beats on Hippie Hill could be in the next "it" band, and in this case, the next bartender you order a shot from may be the creator of the newest web comic in town.
Just Another Sheep debuted less than a month ago by comic writer and El Rio bartender Mat Heagerty and tells the story of Banning, a teen poet in 1967 trying to think for himself in the days of free love, the Vietnam War, and everything else happening in the years leading up to the 1970s. Banning also carries with him a super ability to impose anything he's felt on other people (Wouldn't we all like to have that power as a teen?).
The main attraction is definitely the artwork. Mat also brings together penciller JD Smith and colorist Jon Cairns for some really well-designed pages that incorporate the rustic colors of the impending 70s to the overall feel of the comic.
With only three pages released so far (Mat only releases one page a week. He plans to make at least five issues), who knows where this comic is going but with such a compelling start and beautiful artwork, I'll be sure to check in every once and a while to see what's next.