The Abolition of Work - Part 2
2 copies left
- 24 pages
- 25 x 35.5 cm
- two colour silk screen printing
- no binding
- comes with Part 1 (24 pages, A5, black and white digital printing, saddle stitch binding)
“The Abolition of Work” is an essay written by Bob Black in 1985. It is based on the idea that “work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world” and therefore “in order to stop suffering, we have to stop working”. But “that doesn’t mean we have to stop doing things”...
It’s a provocative piece of text that advocates a post-work ludic society in a very inspiring way and Bruno Borges’s artwork fits it perfectly, specially if you are familiar with his work and you are already used to see similar issues being so properly addressed in his comics. Don’t worry if you’re not though because this is a great introduction to his work and is in fact his most significant venture in comics so far.
Bruno is part of Oficina Arara, a collective from Porto, that is publishing this illustrated version of Black’s text in 4 parts. Their publications are often screen printed and beautifully made by them from beginning to end, just like this one: the second part of “The Abolition of Work” by Bob Black and Bruno Borges. The first part is completely sold out so they are offering a small A5 digitally printed version with this one so you don’t miss anything. Parts 3 and 4 are still to be published.