Synopses & Reviews
2004 Eisner Award
2003 Ignatz Award
2007 Stumpton Trophy Award
1999 Xeric Grant Recipient
Follow the tabs to create your own story in this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic novel, now with a revised 10th anniversary cover!
Celebrate 10 years of this completely original graphic novel take on a “choose your own adventure.” A boy stumbles upon the lab of a mad scientist who asks him to choose between testing a mind-reading device, a time machine, and a doomsday machine. Using an ingenious system of tubes and tabs, readers can decide what to explore in this completely engrossing experiment in storytelling. Sometimes the page reads right to left, sometimes up and down, and sometimes jumps from beginning to end. It’s sure to appeal to kids — and comics collectors — eager for an interactive, funny read.
“Crazy + Genius = Shiga." Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics
“If humankind ever finds itself at the brink of its own destruction and I am given the task to fill a small, space-bound time capsule with a collection of 10 graphic novels that would present to alien eyes the best that the cartoonists of Earth had to offer the universe, Jason Shiga's Meanwhile would surely be among my picks.” Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese
“A creator of comix that can be at once funny, disturbing, thoughtful, deconstructed, and cleverly put together.” Time online
About the Author
Jason Shiga is the author of more than 20 comic books and the inventor of three board games, two card tricks, the greedy mug, the bus clock, and the world’s second-largest interactive comic, which spanned 25 square feet. In 2003, he won the Eisner award for “talent deserving of wider recognition.” He lives in Oakland, California.