A bare knuckled fistfight between text and image--and the viewer is declared the winner!
-Craig Yoe, Yoe Books
It’s a travel journal. A graphic memoir. A sketchbook. An illustrated history lesson. IT is Spartan Holiday, an inventively designed, prismatic meditation on international visual culture built on Dowd’s deeply felt love of drawing and lettering. Each issue is at once rooted in the history of sequential narrative art–what some might call comics–but also slyly breaks new ground in the possibilities of the medium. This holiday you will want to experience more than once. Read and re-read!
—Ryan Standfest, Artist, Writer, and Proprietor of Rotland Press, Detroit.