“Solitude,” Yeji Yun’s Excerpt From an Anthology About Earth’s Beginnings
Korean illustrator Yeji Yun has a bright, colorful style that we’re big fans of, whether she’s illustrating Albert Camus’s The Outsider or sketching illustrations for Korean folks tales. Her 7-page comic “Solitude” is taken from A Graphic Cosmogony, a collaborative anthology about the beginning of the universe. Piggy-backing on biblical theory about the universe being created in seven days, each artist was asked to create a seven-page comic about their interpretation about the creation of the universe. Yun’s excerpt imagines the beginning of creation as an explosion of skulls that dissolve into planets puked up by space gangs. You kind of need to read it for yourself, but the best thing about it is Yun’s explosive imagination and odd sense of humor. Ghost boats, space bands, pukey people? If only we could live inside her head.