Let's Put the Future Behind Us
King Kong Kabal
In the face of the bombing of the French Chamber of Deputies by Auguste Vaillant in 1893, Laurent Tailhade quipped, “What do the victims matter, so long as the gesture is beautiful?” Unfortunately for some, the King Kong Kabal have taken this observation rather seriously. The group ostensibly began in 2087, when Francis Dead Dog, an artist based out of Kyoto, began murdering tourists after having read de Quincey’s “On Murder as Considered One of the Fine Arts”.
Although he was eventually tried, convicted and then murdered in prison, Francis Dead Dog nonetheless proved an inspiration to other disillusioned urban youth, and the group has since evolved into an organisation that is somewhere between a global artists’ collective and a terrorist organisation.