Joyride: Comic book published by Breakdown Press

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    A largely wordless comic book published by Breakdown Press. 200 copies produced. Risograph printed.

    From an interview with It's Nice That about the book: “I wanted the story to hang on moments of clichéd melodrama – car crashes, explosions, kisses etc. but I also wanted to leave lots open to interpretation through the characters and why they do what they do,” Zoë explains... “My drawings used to be tonal but lately I’ve enjoyed being more economical and seeing if you can create atmosphere through just lines and marks,” explains Zoe. “I had tried adding colour in earlier versions but then it felt right that everything was quite stark and seemed more instant – like when you’re getting thoughts down in a sketchbook.”

    The book exhibited nationally at festivals such as East London Comic Arts Festival (London, UK), Brighton Illustration Fair (Brighton, UK), Safari Festival (London, UK),
    Thought Bubble (Leeds, UK), The Lakes International Comic Arts Festival (Kendal, UK)

    The book also exhibited internationally at festivals such as the NY Art Book Fair (New York, USA), Angouleme International Comics Festival (France), Comic Arts Brooklyn (New York, USA), Toronto Comic Arts Festival (Toronto, Canada), The Millionaires Club (Comics and graphics festival, Leipzig, Germany), Fanzine Festival (Paris), Oslo Comics expo (Oslo, Norway), Tenderette (Valencia, Spain), BilBolBul (Bologna, Italy), Short Run (Seattle, USA), Chicago Art Book Fair (Chicago, USA), NextComic Festival (Linz, Austria)

    And at outlets such as Desert Island (Brooklyn, USA), Copacetic Comics (Pittsburgh, USA), The Beguiling (Toronto, Canada), Secret Headquarters (LA, USA), The Fantagraphics Store (Seattle, USA), Luckys Comics (Vancouver, Cananda), Librairie Drawn and Quarterly (Montreal, Canada), Taco Che (Tokyo, Japan), Mont En L’Air (Paris, France)
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon, UK
    PublisherBreakdown Press
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2016
    EventBook launch at Gosh Comics London and Safari Festival London: Book launch - Shoreditch, East London, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 26 Aug 201627 Aug 2017


    • comic
    • experimental
    • graphic novel
    • drawing
    • cliche
    • myth
    • suspense
    • artists book
    • narrative
    • visual
    • minimal
    • gestural
    • cinematic


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