KENK: The Interactive Graphic Novel vividly recounts the stranger-than-fiction story of Igor Kenk, "the world's most prolific bicycle thief" (The Guardian, The Telegraph).
Igor Kenk was a man with a sketchy reputation. He ran his Bicycle Clinic in Toronto's Queen West neighbourhood and amassed thousands of used bicycles through dubious means. In 2008, Kenk was arrested and nearly 3,000 bicycles were seized in what became one of the biggest news stories of the year.
Built from over 30 hours of exclusive footage filmed in the year leading up to his high-profile arrest, KENK is a thought-provoking and surprisingly funny portrait of an outsize neighbourhood figure and a city in flux, both wracked by the forces of gentrification and a burgeoning global environmental and economic crisis.
The interactive graphic novel is optimized for mobile devices. Select between different chapters of the story, swipe to read through the graphic novel, and tap to bring individual panels to life and explore enhanced content including documentary source material, audio clips, photographs, and archival documents.
KENK: The Interactive Graphic Novel adapts and expands the original best-selling work conceived by Alex Jansen, written by Richard Poplak, illustrated by Nick Marinkovich, and shot and designed by Jason Gilmore. It was produced in conjunction with TVO Original documentary Inside KENK which follows Igor Kenk today, as he reflects on his past and his new life in Switzerland.