“How strange the world seems,” thinks the child



This is Soft City, a scathing comics masterpiece by legendary Norwegian pop artist Hariton Pushwagner (born Terje Brofos in 1940). Lost for decades, it has only this month been published in the U.S.


It’s an epic vision of a single day in a world gone wrong: a brightly smiling, disturbingly familiar dystopia of towering skyscrapers, omnipresent surveillance, and endless distant war.


“CLEAN BOMB THE HAPPY-HAPPY WAY,” blares the morning paper. “Heil Hilton!” barks an overlord on the news. “Sweet radio grand prix,” says the mother. “How strange the world seems,” the child thinks.



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