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Author: Mark Jowett

ISBN: 9781897476260
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 1 January 2012
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 18.4 x 2.5
In the course of travelling the subways of London, New York and Paris during his frequent business trips, Mark Jowett became fascinated by all the different characters he would see traveling underground. He began to make up stories surrounding the passengers he would meet in the Paris Metro, the London Underground and the New York Subway. Eventually he wrote nine stories in total-three for each city. Each story also includes the theme of music and an almost-criminal act, beyond the common thread of being connected with the subway. The stories are collected here, in Tubers, illustrated by Matthias Lechner.

While traveling the subways, he also marveled at all the different sounds he heard, from random passenger voices and conversations to the squeak of a subway door closing. He began to record random conversations and the bric-a-brac pastiche of sounds that occur in subways.

He has written songs incorporating many of these sounds and voices. There are nine songs, each one roughly associated with one of the nine stories. Some songs are purely instrumental whereas some have vocals (performed by Kevan Ellis the gifted vocalist for Cinderpop and Vancouver ...

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