A Short Lifetime on Rooftops is the first instalment of a sprawling comic narrative currently under production, called The Bendigo Pub Project of Oscar Lago.
A Short Lifetime on Rooftops centres around a teenager Russ who ponders life and all its mysteries from the rooftops of Bendigo.
The Bendigo depicted in A Short Lifetime on Rooftops brings out some subtleties of experience that many casual observers may not have noted. Businessmen (and golfers) can fly, pub guidebooks are an indispensable artefact of the local intelligentsia, every Bendigo pub serves a custom brew named after an R.E.M. song and the Whipstick sound is the most important movement in the history of popular music.