INHUMAN CONDITION: $?, 6 ½” x 10 ¼”, 24 pgs.

A post-apocalyptic sci-fi meditation of loss and paranoia. The story is the descendant of Lynch and Kafka. Though a main plot exists, the real meat of the story is the one or two page vignettes told as the nameless main character trudges through the radioactive wastelands on a job, delivering a package to a faraway location. The problems of this future closely reflect the present: racism, religious extremism, the divide in power between the rich and the poor. The art is in a minimalist but imaginative style. Few backgrounds are greatly detailed, but the world feels as fleshed-out as a twenty-four page comic story could do. Recommended if you can find a copy, hopefully as you sit in some punk bar, waiting for the next band to start playing. Grade: B+. –Bryan Static (andrew-scully.com)