Kenk: A Graphic Portrait

Richard Poplak Nick Marinkovich

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Kenk: A Graphic Portrait

Kenk A Graphic Portrait KENK A Graphic Portrait is an award winning page journalistic comic book surrounding Igor Kenk the world s most prolific bicycle thief The New York Times and The Guardian In the summer of

  • Title: Kenk: A Graphic Portrait
  • Author: Richard Poplak Nick Marinkovich
  • ISBN: 9780986488405
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • KENK A Graphic Portrait is an award winning, 300 page, journalistic comic book surrounding Igor Kenk, the world s most prolific bicycle thief The New York Times and The Guardian In the summer of 2008, Kenk was arrested and nearly 3,000 bicycles were seized in what became one of the biggest news stories of the year Built from an incredible mix of candid, filmed interKENK A Graphic Portrait is an award winning, 300 page, journalistic comic book surrounding Igor Kenk, the world s most prolific bicycle thief The New York Times and The Guardian In the summer of 2008, Kenk was arrested and nearly 3,000 bicycles were seized in what became one of the biggest news stories of the year Built from an incredible mix of candid, filmed interviews prior to his arrest, found footage and archival material, treated with a dazzling visual style, KENK is a thought provoking and surprisingly funny journalistic profile of an outsize neighborhood figure and a city in flux in the tradition of New Yorker masters Joseph Mitchell and A.J Liebling KENK is a one of a kind profile a mash up of mediums that culminates in a marriage of thorough investigative journalism and the comic book form in an entirely new way.

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    One thought on “Kenk: A Graphic Portrait

    1. First Second Books on said:

      This book was utterly fascinating!It’s a graphic novel about bicycle theft – specifically, about one Toronto-based bicycle thief, Igor Kenk, who The New York Times calls “the world’s most prolific bicycle thief.” It’s done fumetti-style, with the photographs and film footage run through a photo-copier for a grainy look, and it comes out looking individual, gritty, and unlike anything else I’ve ever read. The art style is a wonderful frame for the out-of-the-box political views of t [...]

    2. Scott Bartlett on said:

      [My review contains spoilers.]Rare are teachers whose lessons we agree with completely. In fact, they may not exist. I know I’ve never encountered one. It’s my experience that it’s up to me to find my own truth–be it in political or philosophical doctrines, books, movies, or conversations. I reject ideas inconsistent with my reasoning and emotions, and I embrace the ideas I like.Kenk is a journalistic graphic novel that tells the story of Igor Kenk, a man whose beliefs are complex and in [...]

    3. Rose on said:

      I never knew a biographical account of a bicycle thief presented in graphic form could be so fascinating, at least from what little I was able to peruse of it. I think having only a brief view of this story somewhat skews my rating for what seems to be an otherwise strong presentation of Igor Kenk, a Yugoslavian, seemingly prolific prodigy growing up that turned to a life of crime. Given his theft of over 3,000 bikes, he caught headlines around the time Obama was elected into public office. The [...]

    4. fleegan on said:

      I was lucky enough to preview this amazing book. It is a biography meets graphic novel. I would not have thought that would work, but the guys behind this book: Richard Poplak, Alex Jansen, Jason Gilmore, and Nick Marinkovich make it work. They tell the story of Igor Kenk, Toronto's most prolific bicycle thief.I know, it sounds boring. A bike thief? Who cares, right?The thing is, Igor Kenk is such an interesting guy, he becomes so compelling. The more you read the more you want to understand why [...]

    5. Dana Larose on said:

      I quite enjoyed it and they did a great job giving you a sense of Igor Kenk's attitude and personality, although it suffers from being one-sided. The book is based on a documentary done about him and the focus is squarely his voice. So we are getting his side of the story and then -- BAM! -- the narrator tells us he was arrested for cocaine possession, possession of a few kilos of pot and almost 3000 bicycles. We get a brief summary of the court proceedings and that's it. So it felt a little one [...]

    6. Shaun on said:

      I really enjoyed this, but I have to say the graphic style (and the animated teaser made me want to watch it as a film more than read it page for page as a graphic novel. Igor's dialog, the scratchy illustrations (mostly from video footage), the tension before Toronto police descend I rather hate writing this, but I just kept thinking how much more robust it would feel as a feature film. That said, it's very well done, an impressive collaborative portrait of a man who I had previously only heard [...]

    7. Matt Asher on said:

      Visually, this is a novel and interesting work, with distressed photos as for most of the illustrations. The story itself is lackluster, with the author not adding much beyond what Kenk provides. No real insight, no real investigation, no real analysis into the person (a bike thief and scumbag who occasionally said interesting things). This style of non-judgmental photo journalism can work quite well (as in many of the early Colors magazines), but it borders on hagiography when the subject is a [...]

    8. Mary on said:

      A phenomenal work of graphic media. Very well written, flows so well I read it in one sitting. The book portrays Kenk's numerous facades, issues, highs and lows that had me hating him in the beginning, forgiving him in the middle, and ultimately non-plussed with his schtick by the end. The film/photography/xerox copying that makes up the graphics is really well done and gives a good sense of environment and mood. Great random find - highly recommended.

    9. Michelle MacAleese on said:

      There's nothing else like this. If you're curious about people and neighbourhoods and interesting illustration, check out Kenk, and persevere because it can be an odd reading experience at first. I'm so glad this book was recommended to me because I wouldn't have picked it up otherwise--what a great surprise!

    10. Aras on said:

      Wow. This work really took me by surprise, so effective on so many different levels - as a personal story, as the story of a city at a certain place in time, as a look at decadent western civilization and its discontents, misfits and rebelsc. Going to need to re-read it again before it goes back to the library.

    11. jennifer on said:

      liked this. great visual style, protagonist is a pretty compelling anti-hero - although i would have liked more about the trial. i wonder how compelling it would be for someone who had never heard of igor?

    12. Adam on said:

      I was really interested by the subject matter. Dude had some real interesting stuff to say though.

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