Offset printing / color / 80 pages / 6 x 8.25”
Haze Cave is a semi-autobiographical story by Hangzhou-based cartoonist and publisher Pigao. Broken into two related stories, the first half finds the artist struggling with rent and displacement on the outskirts of Beijing. In the second half, Pigao attempts to return to a place from her past, only to find her memories lead her deeper into mysteries she cannot resolve. Throughout the book, Pigao’s fine pencil work and restrained palette beautifully capture a moment of transition and upheaval.
"Pigao deftly explores an emotional landscape of absence and exclusion so deeply part of modernity." - Helen Chazan, TCJ.