A surreal illustration of a woman being cut in half by a piece of mail, lying in a pool of blood while an indistinct shadow looms from out of frame. Hand-lettered text reads ‘Death Threat. Vivek Shraya and Ness Lee.’

In fall 2017, writer and musician Vivek Shraya began receiving vivid and haunting hate mail from a stranger. Acclaimed artist Ness Lee brings these letters and Shraya’s responses to them to life in Death Threat, a comic book and a compelling act of resistance.

Using satire and surrealism, Death Threat is an unflinching portrayal of violent harassment from the perspective of both the perpetrator and the target, illustrating the dangers of online accessibility, and the ease with which hatred can be digitally spread.