Imagine a cross between American Splendor and Alice in Wonderland… or imagine a cross between Carl Barks and Carlos Castaneda… This is the story of two old friends who are reunited for one night and wander together through a surreal, vaguely apocalyptic landscape, pondering life, griping about their circumstances, and trying to connect. Along the way they explore the nature of dreams, the fragile facade of civilization and the tenderness of a true friendship.
After his girlfriend leaves him, Jim, an unemployed artist, hitchhikes to his family’s cabin for some time to reflect. Once there he runs into Emily – the girl that he was infatuated with during summer holidays at the cabin during his entire adolescence. Emily has a daughter now, and has just gone through a bitter divorce. For the first time in her life she’s really not sure where she’s going or what she should do. Emily and Jim spend the day together – awkwardly reliving old memories and wandering through familiar places. They both need to connect with someone, and it seems that now as adults they should be able to. Unfortunately, they find that the differences between them are still too great, and though their reunion has strengthened their friendship the answers they’re looking for will have to be found on their own.
128 page black and white paperback with color covers
Alternative Comics, 2004