Read You & a Bike & a Road Online Free - In 2016, acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator Eleanor Davis documented her cross-country bike tour as it happened. The immediacy of Davis’ comics journal makes for an incredible chronicle of human experience on the most efficient and humane form of human transportation.
Eleanor Davis is a cartoonist and illustrator. She lives in Athens, GA and was born in Tucson, Arizona. In 2009, Davis won the Eisner's Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award and was named one of Print magazine's New Visual Artists. In 2015, her book How To Be Happy won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection.
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September 01, 2017
I like travel writing, though I can’t say I’ve read a ton. A couple of years ago, The Snow Leopard, by Peter Matthiessen, became an important book for me. I recall other comics that focus on travel, too. Craig Thompson’s Carnet de Voyage. I very much like Lucy Knisley’s lovely travel comics. I re...
October 11, 2017
When Eleanor was posting these comics on twitter during the trip, I felt an ache in my bones at the thought that it would "only" be a twitter comic and that I might not be able to hold it in my hands someday. Luckily Annie Koyama and her team swooped in and made this beautiful book! It is one of...
October 24, 2017
As a homebound sick person, I was looking forward to reading a book that goes on a cross-country bike trip, but that's not exactly why I took it out. I just tend to appreciate Davis's work and I'm always curious where she'll next (she works on a pretty diverse bunch of projects.).
June 01, 2017
I savored this reading experience. I am not at all an athletic person, nor do I bike, but there's something universal in the way Davis pits her body against the world, against the wide open spaces that provide beauty, against the inhospitable city-scapes, against the road & her own brain &...
July 15, 2017
Oof. Like a hit to the gut. This book is pure poetry. ❤❤❤
November 10, 2017
Eleanor Davis set out to ride her bicycle from Tucson, Arizona to Athens, Georgia. She kept a diary of her trip in comics form, and this book is the result. She's got a fast, loose style that allows her to get thoughts down quickly. There are highs and lows, both emotional and physical, throughou...
September 18, 2017
this was delectable and inspiring, and I found it to be an interesting examination of the border in some respects. subtle social commentary and sparse illustration gave it a unique effect and reminded me of the therapeutic take on cycling and how we still achieve our goals even when we don't fini...
December 17, 2017
Eleanor Davis decided to bike from her parents' house in Tucson, Arizona to her house in Athens, Georgia. She documents the journey in this book, and while I would never argue that someone else is mentally or spiritually dumb just based on if they don't love something I think is a pure immaculate...
August 28, 2017
I love this book. Davis captures the atmosphere and setting so well. The book is rich with well-observed details about her experience biking across the southwest and southern United States. The people that she meets on the road keep her journey interesting and add the feeling of being away from h...
August 08, 2017
“Meet some strangers. Get to know them and they get to know you. Now they are your people.” You have seen Eleanor Davis’s work out in the world, though you may not have realized it was hers. You & A Bike & A Road is a facsimile of Eleanor’s diary and sketches she made during a 2016 bike t...