Spanish cartoonist Ana Galvañ charts an often-psychedelic and existential course for modernity in her English language debut, utilizing swaths of electric and florescent colors to create a series of short stories that intertwine and explore the dehumanizing effects of contemporary society. Like a candy-colored collection of Black Mirror episodes, Galvañ's world, set in the very near-future, is familiar and cautionary at once.
Galvañ's unwitting and addictive characters navigate a world of iridescent pastels and geometric energy like puppets. Departments of inhumane resources dehumanize the people it is purported to protect; information is determinedly mined like the gold of the 21st century that it is; induced suicidal thoughts are a tool to manage overpopulation. Galvañ’s near future is less paranoid dystopia than it is a logical extension of things to come, where the malice of large corporations manifests in small, everyday ways—real if a bit surreal at the same time.
"Galvañ's work is a welcome expansion of the familiar but still-rich genre of hi-tech futures on the fritz." — Publishers Weekly
"When read in sequence, the aggregated ambiguity and absurdity [of these stories] results in a sense of unease and eventually awe at Galvañ’s originality and technical expertise." — Library Journal
"Dynamic and otherworldly, Press Enter confounds the boundaries of both comics and visual art to show a world where technology distorts both time and space." — Shelf Awareness
"Galvañ's work is a welcome expansion of the familiar but still-rich genre of hi-tech futures on the fritz." — PopMatters