Jozefa’s Bread by Yolanta Gawlik (Colossive Cartographies 43)


The idea came to me while I was working on my long-term project, a graphic novel titled ‘Henryk’s Escape’. It’s the story of my father, who escaped from a German labour camp when he was 16, and spent more than seven weeks walking home in central Poland. One of the things that helped him survive was the thought of his mother, Jozefa, cooking and baking. I imagined him recalling how food was made at home, and the story of Jozefa’s bread-making was born.

Yolanta Gawlik is an artist and storyteller based in Cornwall and London SE20.

A4, full colour, folded to A6. Also available as part of a six-issue subscription (Series Eight).

Colossive Cartographies is an attempt to create a print equivalent of a series of seven-inch singles. Using a simple pop-out format based on the Turkish map fold, we’re collaborating with creators including cartoonists, fine artists, poets, writers and photographers to bring an unpredictable range of visual practice into a hand-folded treat.

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