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    Zejian Shen: Betrayal in Moab, UT

Inky, bloody, sexy and violent melodramas from comics star Zejian Shen

Posted by Anna Trench,

Zejian Shen’s comics are inky and bloody and consistently surprising. From the snogging couple pulled over for drink driving in the cosmos, to the murdering motorcycling cactus-haired skeleton, her comics go on speedy, surreal, jam-packed trips. And from two shipwrecked alcoholics spinning for the first sip to the insatiable bee buzzing randily from one flower to another, although you’re never sure where these comics will take you, you’re sure to be met with things you’ve not even contemplated imagining.

Along with the filthy sex and violence, there’s a few touching hints at falling in love, missing connections and looking out for one another. Party Plans, her ongoing saga detailing Victor Volcano’s epic birthday scandal featuring Bobby Basilisk, Betty Boulder, Max Meteor and many others, is insanely inventive and deserves attempting to follow in full. We posted a painting by Zejian a couple of years ago. Since then her comics have rocketed in their ambitious insanity.

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    Zejian Shen: Address Known

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    Zejian Shen: Address Known

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    Zejian Shen: Address Known

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    Zejian Shen: Address Known

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    Zejian Shen: Yeti and Yak

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    Zejian Shen: Yeti and Yak

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    Zejian Shen: Yeti and Yak

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    Zejian Shen: Shipwrecked Alcoholics

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    Zejian Shen: Shipwrecked Alcoholics

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    Zejian Shen: Shipwrecked Alcoholics

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    Zejian Shen: Shipwrecked Alcoholics

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    Zejian Shen: Shipwrecked Alcoholics

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    Zejian Shen: Party Plan pt. 4

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    Zejian Shen: Party Plan pt. 4

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    Zejian Shen: Party Plan pt. 4

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    Zejian Shen: Party Plan pt. 4

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Posted by Anna Trench

Anna is a writer and illustrator who joined us as an editorial intern after studying at Cambridge University and Falmouth university. She wrote for the site between January and March 2013.