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- 52 pages
- digital black & white printing
- perfect bound
Repent Captivity started as a daily therapeutic drawing exercise which resulted in a visual diary sort of thing, documenting little snapshots of Scottish cartoonist Grace Wilson's daily life. Reading through the captions that follow the drawings, it all sounds like a list of things – done this, done that, been there, been here, etc. But the way these moments are depicted by Wilson's graceful drawings and the pace in which drawings and captions appear throughout the book elevate this supposedly unimportant list to a beautiful poem reflecting on how maybe happiness and sanity have more to do with how we look at our lives and less with what actually happens. Some of the little things that we often see as trivial, insignificant, and inconsequential are ultimately the things that make us us, and for that reason they should really be seen as meaningful, vital, and life-saving.
Grace Wilson inadvertently presents us with an impulsive, daring, and profound comic. Intended as an ordinary exercise, Repent Captivity ended up becoming a unique piece of visual writing. Highly recommended!