I have been working with the very talented visual artist Salman Toor on a graphic novel. We’ve gone through several titles — Electricity Thieves, The Electrician, and now Paradise Villas. In part, the comic is about the electricity crisis in Pakistan and about living without light or air conditioning in the middle of the summer. It is also about a number of other things: family, fear, violence, fantasy and escapism.
Some of the drawings were recently featured in an exhibition at Honey Ramka gallery in Brooklyn. Here is a short video of me & Salman talking about the project: https://vimeo.com/136074713