Little Lessons in Safety by Emily HoltonLittle Lessons in Safety by Emily Holton

Little Lessons in Safety

Contribution byEmily Holton

Paperback | May 20, 2007

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Little Lessons in Safety is a collection of Holton's bookworks and drawings, produced over the past five years. Her "scratchy intelligent line drawings” (Broken Pencil) and lean text play with the format of children's readers, comics, celebrity fashion magazines, and cut and paste murder mysteries. There is a boy with a bird for hair, feral children who grow up to be cowboys, treeplanters who never come back, and fashionista Karl Lagerfeld perfoms a bris. “A restless intelligence inhabits Emily Holton's work” (Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter); smart, strange, and funny, her stories reveal themselves in layers - eerily straightforward and yet never quite what they seem. 

Originally from Hamilton, Emily Holton graduated From the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design before moving to Toronto in 2005. Holton’s first book, Little Lessons in Safety, was one of Zoë Whittall’s 2007 book of the year selections for the Globe & Mail, and was recently nominated for a Doug Wright Award. Her next book, Our Starland...
Title:Little Lessons in SafetyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 6 × 7 × 0.25 inPublished:May 20, 2007Publisher:Conundrum PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894994221

ISBN - 13:9781894994224

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Editorial Reviews

“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 Redhill“Little Lessons in Safety is a graphic novel of sorts, but more like a collection of illustrations, beautiful and clever." -- The Globe & Mail“Little Lessons 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.” -- Shameless