By Zoe Thorogood. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.
Softcover, 164 pages, Color, 2020.
(Second Edition, now in larger A4 size)
Billie Scott is an artist.
Her debut gallery exhibition opens in a few months.
Within a fortnight she'll be completely blind.
As Billie struggles to deal with her impending blindness, she sets off on a journey from Middlesbrough to London; into a world of post-austerity Britain and the problems facing those left behind. Her quest is to find ten people to paint for her exhibition, as well as the inspiration to continue with her art, and the strength to move on with her life.
"Zoe Thorogood has dramatically arrived as a fully formed artist with her first major book, ‘The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott’. Thorogood exudes a confidence of execution delivered in the most delicate fashion. This book is a stunning revelation of a tender heart, embracing all the tools the medium of comics have to offer. What does Billie Scott want to say? Sit back and let Zoe Thorgood show you."
Declan Shalvey (Moon Knight, Bog Bodies)
“A striking exposition on the art of creation and acts of kindness, “The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott” is an impressive debut.
—Shelly Bond, editor of Eisner award-winners Bitter Root, Fables and The Sandman Overture. Creator/Editor of Black Crown and Minx