Aftermath: On Friendships After Disaster

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Cleo Podrasky


On Friendships After Disaster

Friendships are hard to maintain, especially during a crisis like this one, and the current situation leaves us wondering; what will our lives be after this all is over? Aftermath, a post-apocalyptic zine, focuses in on a young woman, Harper, who is trying to find one her friends after the pandemic has ended.

The zine is a hand-drawn comic, highlighting the challenges of meeting others in a post-quarantine world. It follows the main character, Harper, as she travels across the Boston Area to meet her friend, Ivy. She runs into several challenges along the way, ranging from crowds to an unrecognizable city. This comic is completely hand-made, which illustrates the possibility and authenticity of the situation shown.