Lost Boy from a Line of Heroes, a memoir by Gordon Miller
Lost Boy from a Line of Heroes
Daily Covid Comic by Michael Vickers
Funny and melancholy, familiar and quirky, universal yet highly personal, Daily Covid Comic is a unique archive of the highs and lows of 89 days of isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic from March 16, 2020 to June 12, 2020. Each day artist Michael Vickers documents the experience of his time spent burrowed away with his partner Elyse and their cat River while in their 500 s.f. basement apartment in Toronto, through poignant and relatable illustrations, poems, and descriptions of the historic experience. An archive of a historic moment and a window into an artist's world in isolation, this special book features daily illustrated journal entries, along with a signed introduction by the artist.
Michael Vickers is a Canadian artist whose practice exists in the space between sculpture, painting, installation and now comic book making. His work has been exhibited locally and internationally, including presentations at Volta Basel, Mercer Union, Dutch Design Week, Clark House Mumbai, Art Toronto, DesignTO, Patrick Mikhail Gallery and collaborative installations at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Gardiner Museum.
He is the recipient of various grants from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts, and has completed residencies everywhere from a pod in the middle of the desert in Joshua Tree, to a concrete room in Mumbai.
Daily Covid Comic is perfect bound and digitally printed with a risograph feel on 100lb high quality paper. At 8.5 x 11 inches the book mirrors the artist's sketchbook.
A signed, artist edition of Daily Covid Comic is available here.
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