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Don't Get Doored: A Cautionary Tale

Materials: paper, pencil, ink, computer illustration

I was doored years ago while biking on Chicago Avenue, and used a narrative of this experience to create a zine in the style of a religious tract called “Don’t Get Doored: A Cautionary Tale.” Borrowing from Jack Chicks’ repertoire of evangelical comics, and a “do it yourself” online tract template, this photocopied “publication” is intended to be distributed at ghost bike sites and serve as an emotional appeal to raise awareness of bikers. The zine ends with this message: “I don’t want a guardian angel or a ghost bike. So: check your mirrors before opening your car door. Share the Road.”