A man and his girlfriend go to visit his family, only to find their home destroyed and his father Frankensteining his siblings. What’s going on? The couple is about to discover that nothing is as it seems: not their bodies; not the structures they inhabit (there are no doors); and not the police that wander in and out of their lives. And, no matter how many armed standoffs and car chases there are, you can never escape your parents — or the dead body under the kitchen table. Drawn in a slashing pen and ink style with raw crosshatching and heavy blacks, the author’s German Expressionist-influenced visual approach adds to the intense, claustrophobic feel of the work, like a graphic novel collaboration between Gary Panter and Edvard Munch. Based on the author’s dreams, The Excavation’s surreal verisimilitude recalls cult films like The Forbidden Zone and Eraserhead.
"An alternative cartoonist from Sweden, Andersson is old-school underground, drawing trauma-eyed blockheads engrossed in disturbing, surreal activities. This jaunt through the seedy back streets of the unconscious isn’t for everyone, but lovers of Eraserhead-style hypnagogia will be in their comfort zone." — Publisher's Weekly