Sherwin Tjia gets a nice profile at the CBC around his new graphic novel, Plummet, in which the Earth suddenly disappears, leaving all the stuff (and people) on it behind.
“I thought that would be an interesting premise for a book. It took me a long time to find the story behind the premise. Ultimately, I put myself in the main character’s place and imagined what would be interesting about falling forever. I make reference to the opposite of that, the Rapture, which is like rising forever until you reach heaven. A lot of religious imagery portrays people falling to hell. But I sometimes wonder how long is that fall? Does it take an hour? Or will it take forever? Or is that hell — to be falling forever? I wasn’t entirely sure how to answer that.”