7 Miles a Second
  • artists' book
  • illustrated wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white & color
  • 30.5 x 22.7 cm.
  • 67 pp.
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 9781606996140

7 Miles a Second

[First Printing / Hardback Edition]

David Wojnarowicz, James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook

7 Miles a Second


Autobiographic graphic novel with text by David Wojnarowicz, artwork by James Romberger, and color by Marguerite Van Cook.

"7 Miles a Second is the story of legendary artist David Wojnarowicz, written during the last years before his AIDS-related death in 1992. Artists James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook unsentimentally depict Wojnarowicz's childhood of hustling on the streets of Manhattan, through his adulthood living with AIDS, and his anger at the indifference of government and health agencies. A primal scream of a graphic novel, 7 Miles a Second blends the stark reality of Lower East Side street life with a psychedelic delirium that artfully conveys Wojnarowicz's sense of rage, urgency, mortality and a refusal to be silent.

Originally published as a comic book in 1996 by DC's Vertigo Comics, 7 Miles a Second was an instant critical success and has become a cult classic amongst fans of literary and art comics, just as Wojnarowicz's influence and reputation have widened in the larger art world. This new edition finally presents the artwork as it was intended: oversized, and with Van Cook's elegant watercolors restored. It also includes several new pages created for this edition." -- publisher's statement.

Condition:  Very Good / Fine. 15 cm. surface crease to recto and 1 cm. ripple to spine, both apparently original to publication. Contents clean and unmarked. Due to large size and weight additional shipping charges will be required for international orders.
[Object # 5549]