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Winner, Quai des Bulles – Ouest France 2011, St. Malo, France
Winner, Best Asian Album, Prix-Asie ACBD, France 2011
Nominated for Best New Album, Will Eisner Industry Awards, USA, 2011
Chickens have inexplicably gained sapience and the United Nations officially recognises the species Gallus Gallus as newest members of the human race. This is the world that Jake Gallo knows, but he still has a chip on his shoulder towards mankind—he chides an employer for her biased hiring practices, scoffs at a woman who sits on him on the bus and criticises his sister when he learns she’s engaged to a man. When he gets a call early one morning, Jake rushes to the bedside of his ailing father, Elmer. Upon his death, Jake’s mother passes him Elmer’s diary, which documented his first moments of consciousness. By discovering the trauma and triumphs of his parents during the tumultuous transition period, Jake finds closure with this father and also makes peace with his own identity.
With an introduction by Agnès de Gouvion Saint-Cyr
(Translated from the French by Kevin J. M. Keane)
Reared and groomed by dedicated owners for participation in pageants, ornamental chickens, including the impressive Malaysian breed of Ayam Serama, project a natural and seemingly effortless charisma rivalling that of human models. Ernest Goh’s award-winning portraits capture the full range of these beautiful birds’ personalities: puffed chests, ruffled plumage, bowed heads and all. By turns provocative, humorous and surprising, the photographs in Cocks will move you to view our humble feathered friends in an entirely different light.