by Kuzhali Manickavel
This short comic (zine? illustrated story? experience?) takes the reader on a journey to a bleak, nearly featureless landscape scorched by a smiling sun, peopled by models who are dressed jauntily in early nineties small-town Indian fits, but whose heads have been replaced by those of fish, giant insects, and hideous monsters. As these characters hold forth on their complicated love lives, fashion sensibilities, and interior struggles, we gain insight into the psychodynamics of existential crisis and traumatic regurgitation of paradox at the brain-body boundary.
Kuzhali Manickavel was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and currently lives in Bangalore.