On sale date: February 18, 2020
Devilishly funny, absurdist manga short stories about a sprightly home aide caring for a series of eccentric patients.
In Dementia 21 Vol. 2, Yukie boldly decides to join the resistance — against a squadron of maniacal diapers hell-bent on taking over the world! A shorthanded hospital hires zombies to care for its patients, but … what exactly do they eat? When an old man creates a machine that causes out-of-body experiences, what could possibly go wrong? And why are children getting rocket launchers in their stockings? Three words: Santa has dementia!
"Showing influences from Salvador Dali to Katsuhiro Otomo, the combination of Kago's precise, expressive, and kinetic line work with his wacky storytelling is at turns engrossing and repulsive. Mature fans of unconventional manga will appreciate the surreal spiral of body horror, tragicomedy, and dark humor." — Publishers Weekly
"Charming, hilarious, and thought-provoking. Dementia 21 proves that Kago is a cutting satirist with a deft touch for black comedy." — Broken Frontier
"As much as I admire Kago's oddness as a writer, his artistic pen is even sharper. [His characters] retain a realistic edge that intensifies their horror-tinged universe." — PopMatters
"Part social commentary and satire, part menacing story colored by greed and selfishness, part narrative on thankless work, Dementia 21 is a transgressive form of graphic medicine." — Intima
"Dementia 21 is a great way to introduce the world to Kago's brilliant work. If you're looking for amazing manga, look no further." — Kitty Sneezes
- Paperback / Softback
- Black and white
- 7.1" × 10.2"