A Rabbit Aims for the Moon (The Three Rabbit Co-Incident)
This trip to the moon doesn’t originate in early 1900s Paris, but in post-millennial Chinatown the spirit of pataphysics lives on through a gastronomic fortune teller reminiscent of Chang’e, the ancient Chinese moon goddess. Legend has it that her constant companion is a rabbit who constantly tends to the elixir of life for mortals down below.
Here, we meet a disenchanted anarchist weighed down by the doldrums inherent in the dull doom of imploding globalist capitalism.
Our reluctant heroine is a cross between America’s most favorite antiheroes: Neo, Alice, and V. After being propositioned by a familiar white rabbit to question the matrix and escape the stratosphere for wonderland, she returns to earth with a vendetta that stands to change everything...
Tasked with bringing the aforementioned references to life in coincidence with Soup’s iconic gate mural, featuring three furtive rabbits surrounding a wide-eyed young girl inside a big bowl of ramen, artist duo Zim+Teemo illustrated our latest installment of Alphabet Soup.
Replete with lyrical interludes and a cinematic centerfold recalling Bladerunner’s iconic cityscape, this story recreates familiar self-talk scenarios many of us are wrestling with on the brink of Aquarian realignment.
Digital illustration and risograph printed with tape and staple binding.
A Rabbit Aims for the Moon. Copyright © 2018 Alphabet Soup. All rights reserved. Conceived in New York. Printed in New Orleans.
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Illustration by Zim+Teemo