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Rumble Strip by Woodrow Phoenix
  

Rumble Strip

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Woodrow Phoenix’s message is all the more forceful for using a graphic novel format. He wants to warn of the damage and death that can result from car accidents. The author also rails against the injustice of the penalty system for deaths caused by cars, the arms race with people investing more and more in ridiculously huge SUV’s and the like. The damage all this does to people and the land goes unquestioned by the majority but Woodrow Phoenix articulates - and illustrates the devastating combination of human and machine on our roads.

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Rumble Strip by Woodrow Phoenix

This is a powerful and darkly humorous graphic polemic by a leading British comics artist that investigates our increasingly dangerous relationship with cars. If you want to get away with murder, buy a car. Combining autobiography, statistics, case histories, advertising and reportage, Woodrow Phoenix draws a compelling picture of the warped psychology behind our need for speed.

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'Every so often a book like this comes along, one which allows fresh vision, even a change of mindset. Brilliant...a crucial revelation.' - ALI SMITH


About the Author

Woodrow Phoenix

Woodrow Phoenix is a British writer and acclaimed comics artist who draws in a diverse range of styles. His most recent book is Plastic Culture: How Japanese Toys Conquered the World (Kodansha 2006). Despite one high-speed car crash, he still loves driving.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th June 2004

Author

Woodrow Phoenix

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Author's Website

www.woodrowphoenix.co.uk/
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Publisher

Myriad Editions

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Categories

The Real World
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Graphic novels

ISBN

9780954930998

Publisher Profile

Myriad Editions is an imprint of Myriad

logo Myriad Editions is an independent publisher of original literary fiction and graphic novels, and producer of the acclaimed 'state of the world' infographic atlases. After over a decade as a successful packager of the atlas series, we established our own imprint in order to showcase new writers and artists, build fresh audiences for their work, and establish a literary niche against the mainstream.

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