The images in this book are based on reality. Any resemblance or resemblance is not accidental ”, Sandro Bassi warns at the end of his work, when La Nacionalien has already left the reader shocked by its crude portrait of current times.
An accident that causes interference in the telephones of the passengers of the subway marks this trip and reveals to the reader the technological dependence with which we live today. The mobile phone is, without a doubt, a window of connection with the globalized world, but also an isolation chamber that disconnects us from any physical presence or surrounding stimulus.
Bassi unfolds a familiar scenario in which the virtual form of the connection necessarily implies the absence of contact. Alienation, which takes shape in its artistic lines in the portraits of monstrous heads, occurs in environments full of graphic details that populate the pages of this striking graphic novel. The purpose is not to teach, but to open a door for each one to enter, critically and reflectively, in the communicative situations that digital technologies promote.