Berlin-based, Aisha Franz returns with a meditation on the porous border between dream, fantasy, and reality. Shit Is Real posits that, contrary to normative conceptions, dreams and fantasies are real life – simply of a different order than what we consider as constituting reality. In nearly 300 pages of crisp black and white comics, Franz delves into the subjective experiences of a young woman being out and about and within and without. Consciousness is perceived in layers and conveyed in levels, making for a conception of living taking place simultaneously in/on different dimensions. Experiences are had, decisions are made, and actions are taken – each on various planes of being, each interacting with the others, weaving a tapestry of temporality.