Grayson Perry


Since winning the Turner Prize in 2003, and his many acclaimed TV documentaries, Grayson Perry seems doomed to become “a national treasure”. Even the controversial nature of much his artistic output has failed to dent the general enthusiasm. And it is doubtful whether this trade publication of his frenetic graphic novel, originally issued as a private publication in 1992, will cause any recoil among his enthusiasts. Perry has therefore accomplished a major reconfiguration of popular opinion. Always unafraid to confront his inner drives, when this book first appeared he wrote:

“When I was 12 or 13 I drew a series of short comic-strip adventures featuring an idealised male hero called Riff-Raf. As the hormones of puberty flooded through me these boy’s-own tales became increasing kinky, involving much cross-dressing and bondage. Sadly these live frontline reports from my teenage subconscious were lost in the upheavals of family dysfunction. When I became a father myself I revisited the genre with perhaps a more jaundiced and mischievous eye to create the Cycle of Violence.”

This edition has a new foreword by the artist.

Atlas Press, larger format reprint of The Printed Head II, 10, 1993.

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2012, ISBN: 978-1-900565-61-5, 136pp, hardback with gold-blocked cover.
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Additional information

Weight .56 kg
Dimensions 17.5 × 25 cm