2015 Doug Wright Spotlight Award Nomination Ignatz Award Nomination
for Outstanding Graphic Novel An American artist witnesses the
Quebec spring 2012 student strike on the streets of Montreal. The
brutal police response and their violent tactics trigger an
exploration of urban planning and its hidden connections to
military strategies. Marshal Bugeaud's urban warfare tactics in
Algeria, Haussmann's plan for Paris, planning and repression in the
New World; theory and personal experience collide into an ambitious
and poetic cartoon memoir. Sophie Yanow was born north of San
Francisco in 1987. In 2011 she moved to Montreal, and with the
Colosse collective published In Situ, her acclaimed
autobiographical comics series. She was an invited artist-
researcher for the Canadian Center for Architecture's "C for Condo"
workshop, and her work has been exhibited throughout the US and
Canada. She lives in Montreal.
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