I felt a twinge of longing and recognition while reading this short story. Z longs to be accepted but instead faces cruel indifference from his/her family and friends. After a period of trying to fit in and adjust to his/her parents' vision of the ideal son, Z realizes the only way things can work out is if they escape to a place where he/she will be understood and valued as an individual. The last panel brings a sense of hope, as Z stares out at the city in the distance and seems to see possibilities
Free Z is a remarkable comic about segregation and how Nazi like these 'camps' are.
Free Z is a remarkable comic about segregation. It is an inspiring read and the art is raw, nearly primal, driving in the harsh realities displayed in this comic. The issue on ‘fixing’ homosexuality is something that has been talked about for years but never have I seen a comic that so well displays the torture parents will put on their teenage children just because they are gay. Truly a worthwhile read no matter how interested or not you are in the issue; a real eye opener!