The warmth, wit, perceptiveness and graphic brilliance of Nick Wadley no longer grace this world.
He died on 1st November after seven weeks in
I only met him a few times but he left a deep and lasting
impression. His Man + Book is being published in December by Dalkey
Archive Press and an exhibition Nick in Gdansk will be held next year.
To me his Man + Doctor (2012) is the most devastatingly truthful,
painful, joyful and liberating of any account ever drawn or written on
the subject. In a few strokes, without a trace of self-pity or
sentimentality, he manages to convey how it feels to be a sharp
consciousness trapped inside the tragically vulnerable, unreliable,
absurdly loveable human body.