You & a Bike & a Road by Eleanor Davis

Into the Wild

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.

Title : You & a Bike & a Road
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ISBN : 1927668409
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 172 pages


Alec rated it ★★★★★

August 06, 2017

When Eleanor was posting this 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 t...

Alan rated it ★★★★☆

May 21, 2017

These are often very simple stylized drawings that originate from the author's cross-country bike trek from her parents' home in Tucson, Arizona to her own home in Athens, Georgia in 2016. Eleanor Davis documents her daily travels along the planned 2,000 mile or so journey through border states s...

niv rated it ★★★★★

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 &...

Janet rated it ★★★★★

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...

Rainey rated it ★★★★★

July 15, 2017

Oof. Like a hit to the gut. This book is pure poetry. ❤❤❤

Karan rated it ★★★★☆

June 22, 2017


Rory rated it ★★★★☆

July 13, 2017

Not usually a fan of travelogues, but love me some Eleanor Davis. She does something to my spirit, something good. This wasn't as rich or polished or optimistic as other stuff of hers, but it was very personal and sensitive. Lovely.

Rocco rated it ★★★★☆

April 27, 2017

This was a wonderful travel narrative that brought back lots of memories from my own cross-country ride (encounters with strangers, other bikers, Warmshowers, knee pain, etc.). In addition to her clean, direct prose, I really admire Davis' artwork; she's able to capture so much with her pencilwor...

Matt rated it ★★★★☆

May 22, 2017

Wow! Eleanor Davis' comics have evolved A LOT over the past few years. I first discovered her work with the (excellent) all-ages "The Secret Science Alliance And The Copycat Crook" and immediately fell in love with her clean cartoon-y pencils. In the years since that book's release, her art has g...

Lois rated it ★★★★★

March 16, 2017

Such an interesting book. The author sets out on a solo bicycle ride from her parents' home in Tucson AZ to her own home in Athens GA. She has not trained extensively and finds herself struggling, often wanting to give up. The book is a graphic work; she illustrates it with captions about her fee...

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