Cole Closser continues to bring the past to life. In Black Rat, he weaves a single character through a multiplicity of diverse and distinctive styles originally possessed by an array of artists who have passed on, leaving their work in their wake, to be picked up and carried on in a relay race to the future. Closser has assembled for this project a rag tag team of comics and manga artists, animators, outsider artists and "the anonymous patients of Dr. G.M. Bacon." Notable among them are pre-war mangaka, Suiho Tagawa and the early outsider/visionary artist, Charles A.A. Dellschau. Black Rat takes a comics-centric spin through the back roads of art history.