|By (author):||Nickerson, Sylvia|
|Subject:||COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Literary|
|FICTION / Graphic Novels|
|Publisher:||Drawn & Quarterly Publications|
|Size:||8.65in x 7.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
New life and opportunities arise from the wreckage of a North American city-urban renewal at what cost?
While pushing her child's stroller around Hamilton, Sylvia Nickerson shows us the warehouse filled with open barrels of toxic sludge, the parking lot where the city's homeless population sleeps, and the refurbished Victorian house (complete with elegant chandeliers) that is now a state-of-the-art yoga studio. Creation presents the city as a living thing-a place where many small lives intersect and where death, motherhood, pollution, poverty, and violence are all interconnected.
Drawn in evocative watercolor, Creation is unafraid to leave questions open-ended as Nickerson wanders the city and ponders just where the personal and political intersect, and where they ought to intersect.
"Nickerson allows the profoundly personal to be completely universal in her stark, soft drawings and faceless figures. This is a deeply human, generous book."-Eleanor Davis, cartoonist of The Hard Tomorrow
"Creation is an ambitious work that thoughtfully explores themes of gentrification and one's complicity therein and also talks frankly about the difficulty of making art after having children, all in Sylvia Nickerson's unique and vibrant comic art style."-Joe Ollmann, cartoonist of The Abominable Mr. Seabrook
|Biographical Note||Sylvia Nickerson is a comics artist, writer, and illustrator who lives in Hamilton, Canada. Her focus is storytelling in community arts and writing comics examining parenthood, gender identity, social class, and religion. Her illustrations have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post, and her comics have been nominated for a Doug Wright Award.|