by Tomer Hanuka, Asaf Hanuka, and Etgar Keret
Tomer and Asaf Hanuka are twins. They share a similar genetic structure but were raised in different places. This condition creates a special tension between their stories and styles and is the foundation of Bipolar. Asaf, with writer Etgar Keret is telling the story of Pizzeria Kamikaze about a guy with a broken heart who committed suicide only to find himself at Pizza Kamikaze, a regular day job in a world where everyone died before and now it’s about passing time. Tomer is telling personal stories with a twisted time sense that will put you right now, a year ago, and in the future.
“Each edition has conducted readers on an excursion through curious enviroments, full of sights that conjoin the common and the disorienting and of situations that are at once both ordinary and unaccountable.”
~The Comics Journal.
The stories featured in this issue: (1)Tomer / Junior- looks at the tragedy of imagination through the eyes of a stepson with extraordinary abilities. (2) Tomer / Squeeze — takes a drive to the extreme poles of malehood. (3) Tomer / Zina+me- destroys a sexual fantasy by putting it in a relationship, and (4) Asaf and writer Etgar Keret / Pizzeria Kamikaze- after committing suicide, Chaim starts reliving in a place where everybody else is already dead. He finds a day job (pizza) and a new friend. As routine gets to him, he bumps into his old roommate (who jumped out the window) and discovers something that will change the course of his death.
36 page black and white comic with color covers
Alternative Comics, 2001 (2nd printing, 2003)
Diamond Code: FEB031705