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An absurdist vision of a world on permanent lockdown, in which a golden ticket to shop at the Super Supermarket is a luxury so scarce that it draws out the darker side of human nature.
A projection into the future of current pandemic realities, Super Supermarket envisions a world in which no one leaves their home, in which simply walking down the street can get you reported to authorities, and in which everything past the front door begins to provoke reactions of fear and anxiety. Cloistered in their homes, a new generation of children is growing up with no knowledge of the outside world or basic niceties – like wearing pants!
One day our protagonist is reading a picture book to her nephew, only to discover it contains forbidden depictions of playgrounds and supermarkets – things that no child should know about! Her hysterical complaints to customer service are resolved with a free gift of two tickets to the Super Supermarket Experience, an elite in-store shopping simulation intended to alleviate the rampant cabin fever of the near future. However, the tickets only serve to awaken our protagonist’s long-suppressed retail desires, leading her down a spiral of temptation that can only end in disaster!
Known for her dark humor and willingness to address troubling topics, graphic novelist Pam Pam turns her unsparing eye to the psychological impact of pandemic restrictions, providing chillingly incisive social commentary while perfectly lampooning the ways in which we all went a little crazy while on lockdown.
1 Volume (end)
150 x 210 mm
Pam Pam Liu Active as an illustrator, an independent graphic novelist and a musician, Pam Pam is also a talented animator. She often turns the dark side of life, its anger and failures, into fantastical graphic novels, but also creates true-to-life works such as Good Friend, Cancer. Her other works include A Trip to Asylum and When My Brother was a Kid. She was a resident of La Maison des Auteurs in Angoulême, France (2018-2019).