The 90 Day Cast

Joëlle Jolivet

When French artist Joëlle Jolivet took a tumble and fractured her spine, she found herself immobilised in a cast for three months. Through her debilitating pain she illustrated a self-portrait marking each day of her long recovery. What emerged is a cast of characters drawn from history, literature, art, architecture and popular culture.

Joëlle’s visual account is an embodied expression of pain and isolation, while also transcending the circumstances through wry humour. The 90 Day Cast is a powerful reminder for many of us who have felt trapped in times of illness and strife, that there can be strength, resilience and humour even in moments of despair.

This book contains mature content and is recommended for older readers.



Read a blog post by Gita Wolf and Joëlle Jolivet  — In a Bind: The 90 Day Cast — to discover how this book came to us by accident, literally.

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Weight 390 g
Dimensions 185 × 145 × 20 mm



Offset-printed with a screen-printed cover


120 gsm, ITC uncoated paper





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Joëlle Jolivet

Joëlle Jolivet is one of the best known illustrators in France. Born in 1965, she studied Graphic Art and Advertising at School of Applied Arts in Paris. Joelle was always interested in engraving and printing, so she spent a year in the lithography workshop at the Beaux Arts. This led her to the discipline of lino-cutting, which has remained her main mode of expression ever since. Click here to discover her other Tara books.

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Ragini Siruguri

Ragini Siruguri is a visual communication designer from south India. Her practice lies at the intersection of graphic design, photography, books and writing, especially in the Indian cultural context. She experiments with the smell of colours, the taste of words, and thinking between the lines. Click here to discover her other Tara books.