New comic by Joseph Kelly – PayWall

A small city near the coast in the North of England finds itself in a global race for survival as ocean levels rise around it. Ruthless self-interest has become a necessity in a world of finite resources and distressing international events. Local populations justify their existence through collaboration with multinational business and a flexible response to global markets.

First shown as part of the group exhibition Mould Map 6 TERRAFORMERS (2016). Produced in a new and extended offset run including the concluding part II of the story. The book depicts a science fiction vision of a small northern city in England (based on the city of Hull). It explores the impact of rising sea levels, the legacy of public and private infrastructure projects on local populations and the possibility of violent uprisings by groups feeling excluded from mainstream society.