Kabuki comic by David Mack

David Mack's series about a masked government assassin began as a black-and-white homage to Japanese storytelling. However, as the story's focus shifted to the heroine's interior life, the art began to take on a life of its own. Now every labor-intensive issue of Kabuki is a combination of painting, drawings, photographs and ephemera, all collaged in Mack's distinctive style. And the series has metamorphosed along with the art; it's no longer about government espionage, but about the blurred lines between fantasy and reality, and the struggle to find one's identity in a world full of masks. If you've ever looked back at your life and felt like you've been a dozen different people, you're bound to relate.