A graphic novel that pays attention to the strange details that make up everyday life, the story is an autobiographical account that follows a group of friends through a summer filled with uncertainty and confusion. Relationships break down between boyfriends, friends, and family, throughout which the author must discover how to maintain a sense of balance. Parties, excessive drinking, and financial instability add to the commotion. Drawn in a beautiful minimal style with delicate 2-color interior, Never Ending Summer reflects upon the immediacy of the present and the potential of events to come.
Allison Cole graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Printmaking. She began making her own silkscreened comics a few years back, and has created 15 different minicomics titles to date. She has contributed to anthologies such as Studygroup 12 and Kramers Ergot, and has several more projects in progress. Allison currently lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
96 page black and white paperback with color covers
Alternative Comics, 2004