Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Speak No Evil: Melancholy of a Space Mexican

This short comic was nominated for an Eisner this year (Eisners, dear friends, are like the Oscars of comics). Though the artist denies any political opinions attached, it is an interesting meditation on what it is to be a lower working class immigrant in this country: voiceless, faceless (in this case, literally), with no advantage or agency against anyone who would take advantage of you--and, ultimately, treated like so much stock and merchandise.

A very good comic, and a very brief read. Click the post title to go directly to the comic.