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Jesters In King City


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"Jesters in King City" is an essay about power and freedom, structured around a month-long DIY tour of the US I went on with my band when I was twenty-two. I write about trying to project a Kerouacian travel narrative on my experience, the dynamics of being the only girl in a band of guys, and the strange night we spent in King City, CA while our van was broken down. "Jesters in King City" draws inspiration from Cindy Crabb’s "Doris" zines and tour diaries, Ulli Lust’s graphic novel "Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life," and the 1930’s writings of Swiss journalist and traveler Annemarie Schwarzenbach.

28 pages, screen-printed cardstock cover, two illustrations risographed in gold and blue, text risographed in black on speckletone paper