Auckland, New Zealand, 1994. A group of anarchist punks have hatched a plan to sabotage the opening of a multi-national fast-food restaurant by blowing it sky-high come opening day.
Chopstick has been given the unenviable task of setting the bomb in the restaurant the night before the opening, but when he is separated from his accomplice, Tracy, the night takes the first of many unexpected turns.
Chance encounters and events from his past conspire against him, forcing Chopstick to deal with more than just the mission at hand.
Still reeling after the death of a close friend, and struggling to reconcile his spiritual path with his political actions, Chopstick’s journey is a meditation on life, love, friendship and blowing things up!
Features introduction by Elizabeth Knox (author of The Vintner's Luck and The Absolute Book)
15.2 cm (6") x 21 cm (8.25") x 3.5 cm (1.35")
Trade paperback with flaps
"A tremendous achievement, unmatched by almost any other locally produced graphic novel"
Dylan Horrocks, (Hicksville, The Magic Pen)
"A questing black and white religious/political/sociological/philosophical epic...the series is one of the landmarks of contemporary New Zealand comics.” -David Larsen, Canvas Magazine, NZ Weekend Herald
“Sang uses Indian ink to dramatic effect. Rain pours down like comets, explosions are raw and immediate, car chases whirl up a dervish of brushstroked lines...attention is rewarded, as the story shifts through layers of action and philosophy,..."
Ant Sang was brought up in New Zealand and Hong Kong where he lived on a heady diet of comics, cartoons, anime, sci-fi and Shaw Brothers kung fu films. He is the author of graphic novels 'The Dharma Punks', 'Shaolin Burning' and co-author of 'Helen and the Go-Go Ninjas'.
His comics have been published in the US, UK, Canada, France, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. He has won awards for his design work on the animated television show 'bro’Town'; produces storyboards for television commercials; illustrates children’s books and recently has been making forays into the world of film making.