FAMOUS LAST WORDS - a book of poems by Joe Komodo
‘Joe Komodo’s Famous Last Words’ is a unique and inspiring collection of poetry, which wittily comments upon the world, its morals and how we live and interact with one another.
Through a combination of fable, humor and touching humanism, Joe Komodo conveys powerful and touching messages whilst maintaining his characteristic homegrown spirit and global feel.
The poems themselves are a hotchpotch of reflections as seen from a ‘Rickshaw window travelling on the rickety ol’ wheel of life’. Each copy has been lovingly hand screen printed in Katmandu on Himalayan Lokta (rice) paper with designs by illustrator Toby Leigh, giving the books an organic and personal feel.
Leigh’s charming and vibrant style can be seen across many artistic platforms. His clients have included, The Guardian, The Times, FHM, BT, Playstation, Toyota and Vodafone. His illustrations are wholesome and full of character, perfectly complementing Joe’s warm and accessible tone. All profits from the book will go to the Tibet relief fund, following Joe’s long-standing relationship with the troubled Himalayan country and his ongoing support of charitable groups campaigning for a free Tibet.
Komodo (www.komodo.co.uk) began his ethical clothing range 20 years ago, which grew out of The Summer of love- The Acid House Revolution. After extensive time spent in Bali and then Katmandu, Komodo began to create exuberant, innovative and affordable pieces, which sell in boutiques across the world. Komodo’s garments, like the poetry, are used as a vehicle to spread good vibes and to express Komodo’s feelings about the wonderful places and faces that have inspired him and his brand on his beautiful journey.
‘Joe Komodo is a one-off, this book is a delight!’ – Joanna Lumley
"Hey Joe... did I ever get back to you about your funny book?!!" - Howard Marks
‘Kings Cross to Khao San Road- Katmandu to...well, Komodo. Travel is something magic that inspires us all...the Isle of Dragons has certainly done a good job with Joe!’ - Tony Wheeler (Mr. Lonely Planet)
• Hand screen printed in Nepal on Lokta paper
• 20% from the sale of every book goes to CLEAN UP NEPAL