Back and Forth lino blocks

You have come here because you are interested in the new  graphic novel Back and Forth by Marta Chudolinska. Congratulations! You are in the right place.

Back and Forth is a story told without words. The narrative is shown in 90 black and white images, made by printing carved linoleum blocks. Carving (or ‘cutting’) involves removing everything that will be white in the final picture,  a (semi-masochistic) backwards way of making an image. The blocks also print mirror backwards when transferred onto paper.

This blog will be used to provide updates about the book and book related events. I’m also excited to use this as a place to discuss the book and the stories it tells. Back and Forth is about Canadian cities, mental and physical travel, and the complexity of loneliness and intimacy, among other things. At times, it flirts with time travel.

Look for Back and Forth to be published by the Porcupine’s Quill in April 2009.


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