British Ice by Owen D. Pomery

October 2020

I’m a big fan of Owen Pomery’s style - I have prints of two of his illustrations hanging on the wall of my office - AND I’m a big fan of bleak, snowy landscapes, so British Ice was right up my alley. This short, grim graphic novel is gorgeously illustrated, with lots of whitespace to conjure up the emptiness of the Arctic wilderness. It also has a pointed argument to make about the lasting, devastating impact of colonialism and greed. A fast, effective, darkly beautiful read.

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