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7 Miles a Second

Details for this: Book
Author: David Wojnarowicz, James Romberger, & Marguerite Van Cook
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 68
Dimensions: 9" x 12"
Colors: full color
Year: 2013
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-60699-614-0
Additional Details: Digital edition available from comiXology

Price: $19.99

 


7 Miles a Second
Digital edition available from comiXology

Eisner Award Nominee Seal2014 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Interior Art): Marguerite Van Cook

An ALA GLBT Round Table 2014 Over the Rainbow List — Graphic Narrative selection

New York Times Best Seller - Hardcover Graphic Books

7 Miles a Second is the story of legendary artist David Wojnarowicz, written during the last years before his AIDS-related death in 1992. Artists James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook unsentimentally depict Wojnarowicz's childhood of hustling on the streets of Manhattan, through his adulthood living with AIDS, and his anger at the indifference of government and health agencies. A primal scream of a graphic novel, 7 Miles a Second blends the stark reality of Lower East Side street life with a psychedelic delirium that artfully conveys Wojnarowicz's sense of rage, urgency, mortality and a refusal to be silent.

Originally published as a comic book in 1996 by DC's Vertigo Comics, 7 Miles a Second was an instant critical success and has become a cult classic amongst fans of literary and art comics, just as Wojnarowicz's influence and reputation have widened in the larger art world. This new edition finally presents the artwork as it was intended: oversized, and with Van Cook's elegant watercolors restored. It also includes several new pages created for this edition.

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"Revolutionary.... a runaway, over-the-top circus... An excursion into areas few, if any, comics creators have tread." – Jim Steranko

"7 Miles a Second veers between an almost unbearably gritty naturalism and the incendiary heat of surrealist hallucination." – The New Yorker

"A revelatory work of art." – Art in America

"A cult classic... both a celebration of the unlimited potential of the comic book form, and a perfect melding of inspiring, iconoclastic imaginations." – Jim Jarmusch



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