A book of illustrated fortune cookie messages

artist: Aeon Hand
series: Misfortune
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language: English
coloring: black/white
pages: 140:

Misfortune is a dark look into the prisms that create the illusion we call modern life, guided by fortunes from fortune cookies. Pairing innocuous messages like "Good news will come to you from far away" with a stark black and white drawing of riot police fleeing in terror from a Molotov cocktail streaking through the air creates jarring juxtapositions. A very dark humor runs throughout these couplings, although Hand admits, "what other book is going to use fortune cookie messages to make you feel depressed?

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