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Little Lessons in Safety

Holton, Emily

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ISBN 10: 1894994221 / ISBN 13: 9781894994224
Published by Conundrum Press (Canada), 2007
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Title: Little Lessons in Safety

Publisher: Conundrum Press (Canada)

Publication Date: 2007

Book Condition: Good

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Little Lessons in Saftey is a collection of Holton’s “scratchy intelligent line drawings” (Broken Pencil) which play with the format of children’s readers, comics, celebrity fashion magazines, and cut and paste murder mysteries. Smart, strange, and funny, Holton’s work recalls artist Raymond Pettibon, filmmaker Miranda July and southern gothic writer Carson McCullers. Her stories reveal themselves in layers – eerily straightforward and yet never quite what they seem.

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"A restless intelligence inhabits Emily Holton's work." -- Tom Spurgeon

"Little Lessons in Safety is a graphic novel of sorts, but more like a collection of illustrations, beautiful and clever."

"Little Lesson in Safety is a beautiful, compilation of five years of Emily Holton's delicate yet powerful drawings and bookworks. In a world of predictable and slick design, Holton has the rare ability to surprise. The collection has a refreshingly raw scrapbook quality, its contents pieced together with erratic urgency. The result is truly poetic, as though you are peering into a personal journal that is both humorous in insight and devastating in simplicity."

"Emily Holton's pictures and stories appear, on first blush, to have an element of the fairy tale to them. but like the most elemental fairy tales. Holton's have a barb in them. Here is the underside of innocence, childhood's back room where the fixed card game is being played, the side alley where the littlest pig's blood is running. These stories are both dark and hilarious, strangely familiar, and utterly transfixing. They'll draw laughter from your gut, but it'll catch in your throat." -- Michael Redhili

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