J.T. Dockery: Despair Vol. 1
In Spring 2013, Institute 193 copublished Despair Vol. 1, the third graphic novel by the artist J.T. Dockery.
Despair Vol. 1 includes two main narratives, titled "THISEATSITSELF" and "Wakefulness," that are rendered in Dockery’s distinctive illustration style and display his penchant for dark, surreal storylines. The book also includes a 10-panel series of drawings inspired by the poems of the 19th-century writer Stephen Crane.
The artist Chris Wright's graphic story Samelcar is included at the end of the book. Julia Gfrörer designed endpages inspired by the tarot card "The Ten of Swords."