This issue, the first in four years, concludes Steve MacIsaac’s “Unpacking” graphic novel. Starting in Shirtlifter #3, “Unpacking” follows Matt, a gay graphic designer living in Vancouver. Newly-single after the sudden dissolution of an eight-year relationship, Matt is living in a new apartment he can’t seem to quite move into, and is wary of becoming involved with anyone ever again. His commitment to remaining single is challenged when he begins spending time with Connor, an Australian-ex pat who identifies as straight, is married to a woman, and seems to be the only person capable of cutting through Matt’s defenses.
Also features new stories from Jon Macy and Eric Kostiuk Williams.
100 pages, color.