Working in an office building – or even visiting one! – will never be the same again after reading Theo Ellsworth's richly imaginative graphic novel interpretation of Jeff VanderMeer's 2004 tale that was published as the lead story in his 2004 collection of the same name. Secret Life, as one might expect, is all about revealing a different sort of life lurking just below the surface of quotidian normalcy. It only takes an instant to realize that this is straight up Theo Ellsworth's alley! It's close to a perfect match, and Theo really goes to town. It is a bit different seeing him work on a more formally straightforward narrative, and there are moments during the reading of Secret Life where you might experience hints of Rick Geary, Mark Alan Stamaty, Ben Katchor or even a hint of Michael Kupperman. It's a lot of fun!
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