Digital Graphic Novel
Safety is a key factor in a world that is full
of political turmoil. This graphic novel is
situated at a time when chaotic English riots
in London and riots in other British cities
occurred during August 6-11, 2011.
Thousands of people rioted as a result of
the death of Mark Duggan on August 4th
2011 who was shot by British police. Many
considered this was an act of injustice,
which resulted in looting, arson and
seemingly uncontrollable turmoil turning
into copycat violence in other parts of
Britain. Within 5 days 3,000 arrests were
made, 5 deaths happened, and £200 million
in property damage occurred. Debate still
occurs today over the reason for these riots
including class injustice, racial tensions,
unemployment and economic deterioration:
namely the corrosion of social, political and
economic standards of living.
My sister was living in London during these
riots. This inspired my artwork.