My favorite part of PictureBox’s publication of Yuichi Yokoyama’s World Map Room is the “Author’s Notes” page at the very end, in which Yokoyama explains some of his creative choices and the cryptic, context-less details and plot points of the comic you just read. The note for the above page reads, in its entirety,
According to the encyclopedia, there was once a supercontinent known as Pangaea at the time oceans first appeared on the earth. It eventually split apart, leading to the geography of the present day. The numbers on his clothing measure time. 33 means 3.3 billion years ago, 0 refers to the continents as they look now. THis man has been modeled on Charles Bronson.