Welcome To The Zone, The Reboot: Part Nineteen
Page 41 of WELCOME TO THE ZONE, my graphic novel from 1995. This is a new version, rescanned from the original art and reformatted into Indesign layouts, with new balloons and lettering. My plan is to put the whole thing up online.

Patrons who lived in New York in the 80s may recognize the plotline with Invert and Meta. From Wikipedia:  

"Daniel Paul Rakowitz is an American murderer and cannibal.

He was born in 1960 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, where his father was a criminal investigator for the U.S. Army. The Rakowitz family moved to Rockport, Texas sometime in the late 1970s. Daniel Rakowitz graduated from Rockport-Fulton High School in 1980. Although it is commonly reported that Rakowitz graduated from a  Rockport high school, he actually attended and graduated from high  school in Refugio, Texas.

He moved to New York City around 1985.[citation needed] Rakowitz, an eccentric well known to his East Village neighbors as a marijuana dealer and owner of a pet rooster, founded his own religion - the Church of 966. 

In 1989, he walked around the East Village around Tompkins Square Park bragging to some of the people he believed were his disciples that he had killed his roommate and girlfriend, Monika Beerle, a Swiss student at the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, and a dancer at Billy's Topless.  By his own confession, he dismembered her body in the bathtub, boiled the parts, and served some of her remains in the form of a soup to the  homeless in nearby Tompkins Square Park.[2] He said that he had boiled her head and made soup  from her brain. He had tasted it and liked it, and thereafter he  referred to himself as a cannibal. At least one of the people to whom he told his tale went to police. Rakowitz was arrested shortly thereafter, and led the police to the Port Authority Bus Terminal storage area, where he had stored her skull and teeth.

On February 22, 1991, a New York jury found Rakowitz, then 31 years  old, not guilty by reason of insanity for the killing of his roommate on August 19, 1989.  In 2004, a jury found Rakowitz no longer dangerous but decided that he is still mentally ill and should remain at the Kirby Forensic  Psychiatric Center on New York City's Wards Island."

In the 1980s and 1990s Japan was what China has become today: the up-and-comer nation that was beating us at our own capitalist game. The Japanese businessmen therefore represent rapacious capitalism. It may be lost on some readers that here and in the previous scene in which they appear that from their point of view English is gibberish. In this rebooted version I present their dialogue in a different font (appropriately, a Japanese one, "Anime Ace") to make the distinction clearer between their speech and everyone else's. 

First installment: https://www.patreon.com/posts/16348139

Previous installment: https://www.patreon.com/posts/18669819

Next installment: https://www.patreon.com/posts/welcome-to-zone-18985335



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