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NEW YORK CITY Glow
New York City Glow is a beautifully illustrated tale of two misfits that takes readers back to the pugnacious days of 1970s punk and thrillingly carries Coad back to her roots as an illustrator. —Alison Wakeham, The Sunday Times
New York City Glow is a gritty and gorgeous analogue throwback for comic-lovers
and anyone who has ever been obsessed with the 70s, or, well, a fan of anything
at all.’ —Kelsey Oldham, Books+Publishing
About the Book:
A snake, an octopus and the near death of Johnny Ramone. The almost true account of the 1977 New York City blackout.
Set in the 1970s, the story’s capstone is the 1977 New York City blackout.
Ray the snake is a sad, lonely, middle aged insurance salesman from Midway Kentucky, looking for a better life. Strawberry is a Glow Octopus (Stauroteuthis syrtensis) with an inability to control her glow. Strawberry finds herself in constant trouble; she has a prison record and an FBI file to prove it.
The unlikely pair embark on a road trip to New York City, where they rub shoulders with rock royalty. Things get electric – in more ways than one.
A tribute to all kinds of music, from elevator to opera.
About the Author:
In a painting career spanning 20 years, Rachel Coad has exhibited in both Australia and the UK. In 2016 she was awarded Black Swan Prize for portraiture. A history in illustration and design. This is Rachel’s first graphic novel. Or as she likes to call it: ‘A long comic’.