Probably, hopefully, you better damn already know about the brilliant Eleanor Davis. This is not her newest work but for whatever reason I hadn’t seen this 2017 Koyama Press publication in a store until recently.
You & a Bike & a Road is 172 pages of sketchbook diary of Davis’s bicycle journey from Tucson, Arizona to Athens, Georgia. The loose, spare pages bring us along for the pains and triumphs of the ride.
Eleanor Davis does not flinch from shining a light on her own insecurities and dark thoughts. But just when the struggle threatens to overwhelm there’s a moment of kindness or beauty to reinvigorate her. Davis’s comics are full of moments that linger long after reading. Her pen always hits a nerve. If, like me, you’ve missed this one then I urge you to seek it out.