Jan 02, 2019LPL_EliH rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Simon Stalenhag's art is incredible. The creepy, sci fi, 1980's/1990's consumer culture aesthetic just doesn't get old for me. I had seen his work before, and like many other people probably, thought "I wish we could know more about this guy's world." Well, here it is: a short, illustrated novel that offers a peek into this Blade Runner-meets-the Taco Bell of my childhood universe. The story is mostly straightforward, and the level of exposition isn't too much or too little. We get a pretty good idea of what's going on here--e.g. why there are terrifying mechas running around a dystopian pop art world--but it doesn't spoil the uncanny mystery of it all.