Cycle of Violence

Atlas Press originally published this fiercely hysterical graphic novel in 1992 in an edition of 300 copies, now eagerly sought by collectors. In the meantime Grayson Perry has become a world-famous artist and ceramicist.

This larger format re-edition with a new cover is published to coincide with the artist’s retrospective exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Barbican in London. He won the Turner Prize in 2003.

"When I was 12 or 13 I drew a series of short comic-strip adventures featuring a male hero. When puberty hit me these boy’s own tales became increasingly kinky, involving much cross-dressing and bondage. Sadly, these reports from my young subconscious were lost in the upheavals of adolescence. Twenty years later I drew Cycle of Violence while facing up to becoming a father myself, and once again my imagination became an open wound."