This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Trillium, by Jeff Lemire. Published in 2013, this 8-issue series is a time traveling inter-dimensional romance taking place simultaneously in 1921 and 3797 A.D. On one end it features Nika, a scientist in the distant future trying to prevent the extinction of the human race. On the other is William, a World War I veteran suffering from PTSD, who is on an exploratory mission in Peru.
The series is illustrated in a strange, rough style with experimental elements—most notably frequent use of upside-down panels and issues that begin at both the front and back and end in the middle.
In our recommendation section our hosts nominated Fun Home, Madame Xanadu, Chew, Daredevil: Dark Nights, The End League, and Baltimore for discussion on our next episode, and our selected title is Madame Xanadu.
Our hosts for this episode are Andrew Chard, Kit DeForge, Kayleigh Fleeman, Kirbotron 2000, Brant Gillihan-Eddy, and Cade Reynolds.