A Lone Deer at the End of the World
Exactly what it says on the tin. D. Bradford Gambles’ A Lone Deer at the End of the World shows a deer wandering through the snow-covered wreckage of civilization, mostly an abandoned mall overtaken by nature.
It’s quietly lyrical, as if you can hear the snow drifting. Larger panels are interspersed with focus images on details, reinforcing the feel of the setting.
There’s a rather obvious metaphor for consumerism being behind the destruction of society. I enjoyed the issue for its quiet portrait of the equanimity of natural forces and creatures.
A Lone Deer at the End of the World can be preordered from Birdcage Bottom Books, where you can also see some preview pages. I believe they will be launching the book at this coming weekend’s Small Press Expo.