Instructions for the Apocalypse by Rod Sweet & Tim Williams is a fictional account of a man losing his mind. He leaves detailed instructions for his daughter on how to deal with impending doom, clearly the evidence of his paranoia. This work of graphic fiction is a juxtaposition of pictorial past and puzzling present. The man's detailed directives are spliced with found photographs that illustrate this account of a fictional character coming undone. The book is a work of graphic design that leaves the reader with a feeling of unease. Is this due to the nature of the plot, such that it is, or the ephemera that surrounds it?
Hardcover, 128 pages. Mark Batty Publisher, 2009. $18.96 at Amazon.