JUNK (#2)

JUNK (#2)

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The second instalment of the comic anthology JUNK. Issue 2, draws on Sam Baldwin’s own experience of living on a North London estate for three years. He would often spend time staring out of his third floor bedroom window, overlooking a communal playground and outdoor gym, wondering about the other people who called the estate home. From his view, he could also spy the towering skyscrapers of the City of London where big dreams and big money are made – flashy lifestyles that felt another world away from Sam and his neighbours.

The Estate takes us on a wandering tale through the lives of the block’s most curious inhabitants, narrated by two elderly residents, Dotti and Dora. Gossip is rife amongst the neighbours and with so many people living so tightly packed together, there’s a lot to gossip about. In these dwellings, we encounter real life superheroes and some not so super, secretive individuals, daydreaming kids, the largest Orthodox Jewish community in Europe and the new tenants gentrifying the block.

Taking inspiration from slice of life films by directors such as Mike Leigh and Chris Petit, Sam also looks to writers like John Rogers and Iain Sinclair who explore what cities and places really mean. At the heart of it, The Estate is a love story about social housing, and in a world of likes and online popularity, the importance of giving people who might seem uninteresting or unimportant, a story.