Monday, June 21, 2010


A graphic novel about the Toronto "bike recycler" Igor Kenk who amassed almost 3,000 allegedly stolen bikes and was arrested in 2008 -- and released this year. The book, a documentary adapted for the comic page by a journalist, follows Kenk's convoluted life both in Slovenia and Canada. Is he an environmental hero or a prophet of doom? Brilliant genius or the worst villain in western hemisphere? Kenk is multi-faceted and his rants make for entertaining reading.

The art is very effective with the distressed, photocopier-quality of video stills suiting the story perfectly. A good journalistic documentary in comic book format with an intriguing subject.

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