Magic Boy is an old, decrepit man. Lonely and confused, he decides to build a robotic replica of himself. However, the robot goes insane and attacks his creator, then goes back in time, and kills his creator’s childhood self. The robot then lives out the entirety of his creator’s life in his stead. Space and time warp around Magic Boy and his Robot Elf, and fact and fantasy fracture and get shuffled together. This book reprints Kochalka’s first (and highly ambitious) fever dream of a graphic novel, and features an all-new ending that brings the story to a stunning psychedelic climax.
80 page paperback. Various mono-colors.
Top Shelf, 2003