Joe Kessler & Reuben Mwaura. MWARA. First edition, 2010. Limited edition (3/90) self published by the author at Camberwell art school. Graphic narrative about the childhood of Reuben Mwaura growing up in the slums of Nairobi and includes a short adaptation of the sci-fi classic, Kaleidoscope, by Ray Bradbury. Printed with risograph. A stunning early work from an emerging comic artist.
Fresh off the Riso and looking fine. We’ll be launching Seiichi Hayashi’s Flowering Harbour at the Japan Foundation on July 1st, where Hayashi will be interviewed by manga historian and editor Ryan Holmberg, and at Gosh! London on July 2nd with a listening party hosted by Hayashi. The book will be available from our online store shortly after.
Really nice signed copy of Widowpane #2 by Joe Kessler. I’m new to Joe’s work, but I’m really digging it. Great use of Riso printing in this comic, too - it’s neat to see certain artists (John Pham comes to mind as well) explore the possibilities that Riso offers.
Joe Kessler and Breakdown Press are putting out some amazing work.