The Squirrel Machine is Rickheit’s most obscure novel to this day. The ambitious graphic story will require readers to overcome their experiences with general cartoon stories and be ready to be taken to a different playing field. It is a finale and maturation of illustrative story and style. The unsettling and scrupulous atmosphere is portrayed in black and white and will surprise even the most outrageous expectations. Pictures convey more than words can and show the brother’s tortured feelings of persecution and curiosity as they follow their creative urges in an unusually cruel way.