Peter Kuper's The System ..."is no normal graphic novel, (it is) really a work of art in publishing."—ComicBook.com
"Peter Kuper's The System takes us through several people's lives, told in wordless vignettes that in the end intersect each other and then begin a new story.
The book starts with a quote by William Blake "I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's" it's this idea that seems to drive much of the story of The System.
Everyone is living their own lives thinking they're not connected to some larger system - but as this story shows everyone, especially those living in a big city is.
We open on a rainy city street, it could be the 1950's or it could be modern day - it's a cross of generations. Classic yellow cabs empty with people talking on their cell phones, time is fluid, much like the tangled plots. First we meet the stripper and a creepy looking man with a pony tail - little do we know which character will lead us to the next one, or how.
Eventually most of the story lines end after meeting another one head on, some with a knife, some with a gun, some with a embrace. Which ones end and which ones continue is part of the suspense brought in these wordless pages..."—Zach Roberts, Comicbook.com
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