Walking Distance

Lizzy Stewart author


Publisher:Avery Hill Publishing Limited

Published:24th Oct '19

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A graphic exploration of the act of walking.

I walk, like the women on screen, through my own life.'Merging the personal and the political, observation and contemplation, the author examines what her life is and wonders what it should be; what is expected of a thirty year old woman by society, by family and friends and by herself. She walks the streets of her London, creating it and herself - gaining agency by being in control of her own direction, speed and momentum. Walking is both an internal and external experience. It's a time for self-reflection, for observing others and for imagining how we appear to them. What is expected of a person of our age, sex, and race, and how should that influence what we do and how we feel about ourselves? A poignant and contemporary meditation on gender politics, social commentary, and eighties movies, all interlaced with shards of autobiography and illustrated with a beautiful series of sequential and non-sequential watercolour images.

“A well-judged piece of work that captures fear and anxiety yet also moves with beauty. It may be the best-looking graphic novel of the year and that's saying something in a year when both Chris Ware and Seth have had books out.” - The Herald Scotland

ISBN: 9781910395509

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56 pages