Ever since it was selected as host city seven years ago, London has been preparing for the Olympic Games. But amidst the promise of profit and prestige, less desirable spin-offs have affected Londoners along the way. When rents started to skyrocket in the East of London, comic journalist Tom Humberstone decided to investigate. “I was fairly sure it had a lot to do with the Games but I wanted to find out more.”
In “The London Olympics,” the British comic artist Tom Humberstone takes a critical look at what went into “cleaning up” for the game; from evictions, increased police actions, to heightened surveillance.