In her new comic, Barnett presents herself as 'unicorn scientist' and delivers 28 pages of hilarious/honest/sweet commentary about the behaviors and rituals of the modern unicorn.
As in her previous work, Barnett deftly uses comedy to tap on the fragile psyche of our time. We read her new book as commentary on the dangers of fantasy escapism. Sure, you can devote your life to unicorns -- or anything else -- but the world is still a tragic place. And that's funny.