7 Miles a Second / David Wojnarowicz, James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook

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Identifier: FA.B115.1941
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 9 x 12 in;22.86 x 30.48 cm
Creation dates: 2012
Published by: Fantagraphics
Artists' book depicting the early life of David Wojnarowicz in comic form. 68 pages. Full color. 9 x 12 inches. Hardcover. "'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." -- publisher's note