Taxi: Stories from the Back Seat

Stories from the Back Seat

by Aimée de Jongh

ISBN: 978-1-77262-039-9
96 pages, 5.9×8.27
b/w, trade paperback
September 2019

An homage to the taxi driver in the age of Uber

Aimée de Jongh, one of the brightest new talents in Europe, creates her first autobiographical work, focusing on taxi rides from four cities: Los Angeles, Paris, Jakarta, and Washington, DC.

Despite the stunning and detailed streetscapes she passes, de Jongh discovers she’s more interested in the cab drivers than the view from the backseat. As the drivers slowly open up about their personal lives, de Jongh does too — even when it means challenging her own ideas and prejudices.

Through these vulnerable — and often humorous — moments, de Jongh finds common ground with the people driving her. TAXI is an ode to taxi drivers everywhere.

About Aimée de Jongh

Aimée de Jongh is a Dutch graphic novel author, animator and illustrator. After creating comics for a daily newspaper for nearly five years, she left in 2017 to make graphic novels full time. Her debut, The Return of the Honey Buzzard, won the Prix St Michel and was adapted to a live-action film. Her second book, Blossoms in Autumn, which was written by the acclaimed Belgian writer Zidrou, was awarded the Prix Atomium. She works and lives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Praise for Aimée de Jongh

“This beautifully woven series of vignettes from the brilliant Aimée de Jongh are a necessary and poignant reminder of our common humanity.” — Joe Sacco

“De Jongh’s account is full of incident and colour and personality. What sells it most, though, is her vivid, expressive art.” –Teddy Jamieson, The Herald Scotland

“One of the great young cartoonists in the world.” — Comic Book Resources

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