The Suit

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The Suit is a graphic novel, written and drawn by Mike Kazaleh and published by Mu Press in 1995. Opening on a slightly futuristic Earth, the story concerns Arthur Fang, the son of canine-like immigrants from the planet Anubia, and his efforts to hold onto a respectable, white collar job despite the prejudice and cruelty of his human co-workers. Forced to undertake a business trip to his homeworld, Arthur is horrified by the "primitive" customs of the Anubians, and fears above all else "going native."

There's a striking contrast between the form and content of this graphic novel: Kazaleh's elegant, economical brushwork, often at the service of "zany" cartoon imagery, is here employed in a powerful allegory about racism and the internalized self loathing that can take hold in its victims.