You Are Against Us

You Are Against Us

‘You cockroaches must know that you are made of flesh,’ a broadcaster gloated over RTLM. ‘We won’t let you kill. We will kill you.’

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch

You Are Against Us is a series of comics exploring varying levels of political discord over differences both real and imagined. In each story, a catastrophic event exacerbates an already tense situation, and public fear is capitalized on by those in power to further their own agenda. It was part of my thesis work at NYU’s Gallatin school, so I have an unwieldy amount of words written about the project, which you can read here if you’ve really got nothing else to do.

The original project lives at http://youareagainstus.com but I’ve since tinkered with various other incarnations, which are below.

You Are Against Us (original)

You Are Against Us, Paginated (view as PDF)

Annotated Rwanda (view as PDF)