Win A Pair Of Unique Alison Bechdel Trainers

We’re super excited to be teaming up with Cape Graphic Novels and Koko Art to give you a chance to win this one-of-a-kind very special pair of high-top canvas shoes inspired by The Secret to Superhuman Strength, the new graphic novel by the iconic Alison Bechdel AND a signed bookplate copy of the book.

All her life, Alison Bechdel has searched for an elusive secret.

The secret to superhuman strength.



She has looked for it in her favourite books, the lives of her heroes, celibacy, polyamory, activism, therapy, and most obsessively, in her lifelong passion for exercise. Skiing, running, karate, cycling, yoga, weight lifting - you name it, she's tried it.

"Oh, to be self-sufficient! Hard as a rock! An island!"

But as she gets older, her body isn't getting any stronger. And in a changing, sometimes overwhelming world, are "cantaloupe-sized guns" all a person needs? Maybe the all-important secret is not where she expected to find it . . .



In this, her third graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel has written a deeply layered, personal story about selfhood, self-sabotage, mortality, addiction, bliss, wonder, and the concerns of a generation. This is an extraordinary, laugh-out-loud chronicle of the conundrums we all grapple with as we seek our true place in the world.

To win this truly unique prize. just answer the question below.

Koko Art is a brand specialised in hand painted shoes and are a group of qualified artists from different countries and backgrounds, each one with his own style and passionate about painting.

Each pair of our shoes is unique, made on request and realised according with your passions, personality and taste. You can find inspiration from our existing designs or create your own. Find out more here.

Cape Graphic Novels is the graphic novel list at Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage Books, part of Penguin Random House. Home to the likes of Alison Bechdel, Chris Ware, Raymond Briggs, Isabel Greenberg and more.  Shop our range now.

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