The rules are simple: you’re either a fox or a bunny. Foxes oppress and devour, bunnies suffer and die. Everyone knows their place. Everyone’s satisfied. So what happens when a secret desire puts you at odds with your society? Starting from a simple premise — and without using a single word — Fox Bunny Funny leads the reader on a zigzag chase in and out of rabbit holes, and through increasingly strange landscapes where funny animals have serious identity problems. The tale swerves from slapstick to horror and back again before landing at the inevitable climax, in which all the old rules are shattered. When you emerge, you’ll find yourself gazing at our own fragmenting society with new eyes.
“[A] wordless, deliciously mannered fable about desire, socialization and utopianism . . . Hartzell’s narrative glides along so smoothly that it can take a few readings to notice how clever and nuanced his design sense is.” — Douglas Wolk, The New York Times
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