Made from November 2014 through January 2015 by Oliver East for Comics Workbook, Cottonopolis is a series of 6 panel comics that, among other things, blurs the lines between the historical documentation of a place and the documentation of identity. In their own mysterious way, these comics unpack moments in a life that swirls in the history of Manchester, UK.
Presented here is the full series as it appeared on Comics Workbook.
Oliver East is a walking artist and creator of landscape comics whose work has appeared at the Manchester Museum, at The Centre For Recent Drawing, and in Comics Workbook. He lives in Manchester, UK.