Published by EDICIONES VALIENTES (Valencia, SP)
2-color digital printing, 115 x 165 cm. 32 pages.
Written in Spanish with English subtitles.
Spookytongue is an existentialist sci-fi comic book in two acts, exploring bodily topographies of emotion through the abject pseudo-science of quantum mysticism. The first half is a visual drabble narrated from the POV of a bioengineered human being designed to gather intelligence on parallel worlds, as their sense of self becomes increasingly shattered and deterritorialized. The second half, composed of yonkoma (“four panel”) comic strips, attempts to map cross-boundary flows by collapsing quantum quackery, Japanese gravure idols, Buddhist teachings, future tectonics and military imagery into an overlong omake of anthropocenic poetics.
I draw on influences such as Tarkovsky’s dreamlike (anti-)science fiction, Blade Runner: The Final Cut (hint: the unicorn!), New Age bullshit and my Tumblr dashboard to weave together this schizoid experience, in pretty shades of yellow and blue. Berated by some as “transhumanist fascist propaganda,” it’s now up to each reader to state their final verdict on Spookytongue.