Featured graphic novel: Pushwagners Soft City

Pushwagners Soft City: a Norwegian miracle story

Pushwagners Soft City: a Norwegian miracle story

A graphic novel with perhaps the oddest backstory ever, Pushwagners Soft City was created in the 19y0s by Norwegian artist Terje Brofoss (nom d’art: Pushwagner), only to be lost in a suitcase on a trip to London.   Though it was found in 2002, Brofoss didn’t learn of the discovery until some segments were published.

Soft City is both a creation of its time and timeless: the almost hallucinatory story of a society tight in the grip of an omnipresent corporation, one that employs them, feeds them, informs them, entertains them–but which may or may not be what it seems.  It conveys the political sentiments of its time in a simple, pure line offering only meagre spots of color.

The libraries own two copies of this fascinating title, one in Butler Stacks and one Offsite.  It can be found at call-number NC1619.P87 S64 2008g.

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