Coming up this Thursday is the community discussion on bike theft. The event is tied in with the KENK graphic novel that's made a splash over the news. Everyone likes to focus on a big personality like Igor who loved the attention, regardless of whether it was positive or negative. The truth is that bike theft still takes place and the guys who went around stealing bikes are still as active as ever.
Out of curiousity I dropped by the Kenk graphic novel launch party last night. To my surprise, while ordering a beer, I saw Igor Kenk nursing a glass of water (or vodka?) at the bar. He was decked out in the very "I'm Tired" shirt that graces the cover of the book, which seems to encapsulate his world-weary attitude of profligate North American consumerism, while he also profited from it.
There will be a launch party for the graphic novel on Igor Kenk, aptly called KENK. (I'll be on the panel for the subsequent panel discussion on bike theft and Igor Kenk, taking place at the end of May). Details about launch party below:
Thurs. May 6th, 2010 - 7:00pm 'til late
@ The Cadillac Lounge
1296 Queen St West
(includes back patio)
ADMISSION IS FREE