Yam is a teenage boy that lives in Battery City, a militaristic commune with a daily conscription lottery. The society within Battery City is very insular and information about the outside world is unknown. Yam realizes his desire to find out what exists outside of Battery City and is drawn to the nuclear wasteland beyond the city’s protective shield. This wasteland is rumored to be inhospitably polluted and filled with mutants affected by nuclear fallout. Even so, Yam can’t shake the feeling there is something else out there…
The Sun Cell series explores humanity and nature surviving in a dystopian, post-nuclear society. Those living in this society face the aftermath of irresponsible past generations. Yam experiences the trials of adolescence, all while an oppressive government presence closes in on him.
Alex is an animator and illustrator from Anaheim, California. She graduated with a BFA in Computer Art at SVA in 2013 and currently lives in Brooklyn. Her interests include printmaking, watching cartoons, and cats.