Xótica is known for publishing an interactive story in each issue.
For this issue we created an interactive design for Haruki Murakami’s story “The rise and fall of Sharpie cakes”, or “Los Conitos” in Spanish. The main character is a man who takes part in a pastry company’s contest to prepare the “new cake of the contemporary age”. The jury are talking crows who only eat this product. If they eat his cake, he will be the winner of 2,000,000 yen, if not, he will have lost.
In the preface to “Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman”, Murakami explains that the story collects his impressions about the literary world in form of a fable.