You and a Bike and a Road is a deceptively simple bike travelogue through the desert southwest, with moving reflections on family, immigration, and the fragility of life. Davis's beautifully sketched illustrations made me want to pick up a pencil and hit the road. Recommended By Piers R., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Collecting a raw, immediate and moving journal that chronicles a two-month long bike tour from Tucson, AZ to Athens, GA.
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.
"Davis' reflective voice raises thoughtful questions about what our border looks like." Mallory Yu, NPR
"I'm kind of in awe of Eleanor Davis's drawings. Her color work creates whole new worlds, but her black-and-white art is really eye-popping." Nicole Rudick, The Paris Review
"Davis’s comics have an immediacy that pulls the reader in. That even these on-the-go comics demonstrate her mastery of line and shape is testament to how superb a cartoonist she is." Zainab Akhtar, The Guardian
"You & a Bike & a Road is a lovely, slow book about going a journey — not an epic, world-dominating circumnavigation, but something quieter and more intimate." Jon Day, The New York Review of Books
About the Author
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.