This is a link to an article that reviews a book called Time Warped by Claudia Hammond – it might be interesting for those considering expanded and collapsed time:
Also this is a page from the book I mentioned: Here by Richard McGuire. It collapses multiple time frames into a single image – could be a good reference for Cris.
Here’s also a good article talking about the book and describing the influence McGuire had on Chris Ware, an incredible storyteller and cartoonist who wrote Building Stories that’s a really incredible set of drawings: http://harpers.org/blog/2014/12/time-out-of-joint-in-richard-mcguires-here/
And finally this is the link to the Codex Seraphinianus – a totally bizarre but amazing invented encyclopaedia of a fictional world: