To illustrate their vision, Montreal authors Tessier and Oliver commissioned the emerging talent of Quebecís avant garde. The story is a mix of Orwellís 1984 and Gabriel Garcia Marquezís magic realism. Macís desperate attempt to create beauty in a bleak world is the overarching theme in the book. But the dazzling variety of drawing styles keeps the reader immersed in the lives of various peripheral characters as well.
Mac Tin Tac, which includes new material done especially for this edition, is an impressive cultural document from Quebecís fin-de-siËcle underground.