Space and privacy of the individual is something that is constantly under pressure with the advancement of mankind and the societies we create. When I think about society and the separation between opposing spaces i.e. “between private space and public space, between family space and social space, between cultural space and useful space, between … Continue reading The Hood Maker
The Image comic Saga brings thrill and excitement to the pages with a focus on fantasy, but ensuring readers a relateable story that seems somewhat reminiscent of the world we live in. Saga challenges our limits of race relations and sexuality beyond human and depicts a future that all life forms can coincide in if … Continue reading A Realistic Narrative in Fantasy: Saga Volume 1
Brave New World: Zine Project Brave New World is a dystopian Novel written in 1932 by Englishman Aldous Huxley. The word “dystopian” is used with hesitation- nearly all of the discussion simulated by the novel revolves around questioning whether the future world the characters habituate is a dystopia or a utopia. To some characters, is … Continue reading Ignorance is Bliss
How to Pass as Human, a graphic novel written by Nic Kelman and published by Dark Horse Comics in 2015, is framed as a sort of guide from the perspective of the first android, a.k.a. “Android 0”, or “Zach”, for future androids on how to disguise themselves as humans, while remaining undetected. Zach does this … Continue reading
The speculative fiction comic series, #Bitch Planet, was created by author Kelly Sue DeConnick in collaboration with illustrator Valentine De Landro in an effort to explore predictions about the possibility of a future #dystopian world in which the relationships between men and women are clear cut, and all women who do not comply with society’s … Continue reading Bitch Planet, Issue 1: “Girl Gangs… Caged and Enraged!”
Many authors have speculated what the near future could look like through their works of fiction. Some have predicted that technological innovation will define the future, while others have focused more on what current societal inequalities could evolve into. In the novel Brave New World, writer Aldous Huxley explores what a not-so distant future could … Continue reading Science Fiction Zine Project: Brave New World
Introduction Frank Miller’s 1983 comic series, “Ronin,” takes place in New York in the middle of the 21st century where America has fallen victim to complete economic and social despair. The country has become an anarchic wasteland ridden with mutants and constant conflict between racial factions. With the ultimate goal of saving humanity, the Aquarius … Continue reading Biocircuitry: The Next Dominant Life Form?