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I Feel Machine

Edited by Krent Able & Julian Hanshaw

Paperback with flaps, 152 pp, $22.99

Stories by Krent Able, Box Brown, Julian Hanshaw, Erik Svetoft, Shaun Tan & Tillie Walden

Technology advances at break-neck speed. It transforms the way we communicate and consume, how we work and fall in love and navigate the world.

Edited by Julian Hanshaw and Krent Able, I Feel Machine explores the strange interplay between humanity and technology. Six visionary short fictions, by turns cautionary and celebratory, offer an electrifying glimpse into our collective future.

Krent Able & Julian Hanshaw

Krent Able is a comic artist and illustrator, living in London. His comics first appeared in the Stool Pigeon music magazine in 2009, and were later collected in his Krent Able’s Big Book Of Mischief, published by Knockabout in 2012. His work has since appeared in the Guardian, NME and Vice, and was included in the Comics Unmasked exhibition at the British Library in 2014. In 2016, he co-wrote an award-winning documentary film about his work, Ink, Cocks & Rock ‘N’ Roll.

Julian Hanshaw won the Observer Comica Short Story Award in 2008. His graphic novels include the Prix Europa-winning The Art Of Pho, as well as I’m Never Coming Back and Cloud Hotel, and he also contributed to Hoax: Psychosis Blues. His graphic novel Tim Ginger was shortlisted for The British Comic Award and the LA Times Book Prize. He has animated on BAFTA-winning shows and his own animation won The Golden Reels in Los Angeles. Julian lives on the south coast of the UK.


"I Feel Machine is a truly glorious thing. Some of my favourite cartoonists in the world between two covers, exploring one of my favourite themes. The ultimate comics machine!"
— Jeff Lemire