SWIMSUIT was awarded The Silver Ledger 2019 for excellence in Australian comics.
SWIMSUIT by Rachel Ang
68 pages, Perfect Bound, 12.5cm x 17cm, 2 colour risgraph insides, 3 colour risograph cover.
1st Edition, November 2018
2nd Edition, May 2019
Jenny catches up with a former flame at the local pool. The sun is bright and casts dark shadows in the water. There is violence even in this mundane place - a whirlpool through which Jenny swims, even as it pulls her under.
“Rachel Ang’s Swimsuit is sensitive & subtle & a little bit devastating. The tender attention she gives to her details - the shadow of a lamp post, a glance, or a pregnant pause - illustrates a brief but rich encounter that should be read multiple times”
- Lee Lai
“There’s a space between the last thing we said, and the next thing we’re going to say… This comic, like the best short fiction, draws our attention to that place.”
- Pat Grant
Rachel Ang is a Melbourne-based comics artist. Her comics and illustrations have been published widely, including by The Lifted Brow, Going Down Swinging, The Stella Prize and Cordite Poetry Review. She is a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow for 2018. She is the co-editor of Comic Sans, a new serialised anthology of Australian comics with a focus on real life and fresh voices. She holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from RMIT University. This is her first book.