Description

  • 11 inches by 4.25 inches (with a comb binding, which allows the transit rider to read while holding the book in one hand and grabbing the "oh-shit" strap with the other.
  • 124 pages (24 color)  written in 15 bite-sized episodes which fits into the reading lifestyle of a busy commuter.
  • Original artwork such as posters, menus, flyers, advertisements etc. that are designed to represent "objects found" or "observations" that illustrate some aspect of the content.
  • Smaller illustrations such as logos and graffiti tags as well as a dozen small black & white photographs are interwoven with the text reflecting the subterranean world of the book's narrator.
  • An art-object look and feel.
  • ISBN 978-0-692-72620-4
  • Copyright ©2016
  • Suggested Retail Price: $18.

Synopsis

In the subterranean world of mass transit there are two, separate, yet equally marginalized groups: the riders who use public transporatation and the city officials who routinely persecute them.

There are stories from the mass transit counterintelligence until InLine whose primary purpose is to keep the masses who use the ALACARTA (Always Lovely Atlantis City Area Rapid Transit Authority) in line. Led by Inspector Romney Miller, InLine investigates any problem that interrupts the flow of commuters. Miller relies heavily on his team: Shade, a master of disguise, and Chu-Chew, a borderline video surveillance addict.

As their caseload increases,  InLine must battle the serial anarchist known as Red Ass, but their work is made even more difficult by the ALACARTA bureaucracy, which serves not the public, but their own secret agendas. When the city becomes paralyzed with a transporatation crisis, where will Inspector Miller place his allegiance?