South London artist documents life in the pandemic through new book

A charity worker has published a book of drawings that document her life and the news throughout the pandemic.

East Dulwich-based artist Jolie Goodman started creating a drawing a day on December 13, 2019 – when Boris Johnson was elected Prime Minister.

Some of the digital artworks made since March have been collected into a book called The Covid Drawings 2020.

The drawings vary in range, some covering big political events such as Dominic Cummings’s press conference in the rose garden at 10 Downing Street or the US election.

A Second Wave

But some depict more personal moments in Goodman’s life, like a walk in the park or a rare haircut.

Ms Goodman said: “The artwork I make tends to be in series. Over the last few years, I have been making political cartoons. This has been a way to process a lot of changes, which did not feel to me to be for the better.

“I thought I would make a daily drawing to observe and bear witness to what lay ahead and 2020 has proved to be the most challenging of years. I have been told that the drawings do make people laugh.

“Using humour has been an essential way for me to get through this year which has been so difficult and tragic.”

Main Pic: Jolie Goodman’s Dominic Cummings in the Rose Garden


Please support your local paper by making a donation

 

 

Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ


Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *