“So even though you’ve already broken my heart…I just wanted to say that in another life I would have loved to do laundry and taxes with you.”
With those words, Ke Huy Quan’s gentle Waymond Wang conveyed the emotional and metaphysical interests of Everything everywhere at once with enough power to take the wind out of the sails of moviegoers around the world.
The aches and pains of a life lived and the sheer comfort of a love meant to last, endured in one man’s belief in the existence of many worlds beyond our own, where things may have gone differently , but everything is as it should be.
The first big movie of 2022, Everything everywhere at once is a critical and commercial sensation on its way to becoming A24’s most profitable release ever. It’s also – sorry, Marvel – the most dizzying and creative exploration of the multiverse we’ve seen on screen in recent years. The many worlds of the Daniels film duo come together as Michelle Yeoh’s beleaguered, defiant Evelyn Wang battles through alternate dimensions to save her family from an all-consuming bagel.
To create the film’s official companion book (available now; in A24’s store), the Daniels – individually Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – have put together a collection of essays, short stories, poems, group interviews, and illustrations, all built around themes of the multiverse.
titled A huge, pointless spin of radioactive rock and gas you’re init is an insightful and predictably packed collection. inverse is proud to share exclusively a highlight, in the form of London-based illustrator Lizzy Stewart’s sublime comic book “The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III.”
Throughout his panels, Stewart pays a warm, imaginative tribute to the 1950s quantum physicist who first proposed the interpretation of the many worlds — essentially spawning the theory of the multiverse best known to the modern public. You can read the comic in its entirety below.
“The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III”
By Lizzy Stewart
From the book “A Vast, Pointless Gyration Of Radioactive Rocks And Gas In Where You Happen To Occur: A Trip Through The Multiverse”, edited by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Copyright © 2022 by A24. Reprinted with permission.
Everything everywhere at once is now in cinemas.