Tea with Bin laden’s brother – the first Adventure Biking book in graphic novel format! It tells the story of my solo motorcycle trip overland from the UK to Kathmandu in Nepal via Iran, Pakistan and India.
Simon Roberts, a freelance Graphic artist, set off from Bristol, UK on his trusty BMW R100GS (Spike) heading east to Kathmandu, Nepal. Pushing the bike off the ferry at Calais, due to starter motor failure – on Day 1, he knew the trip was going to be anything but uneventful.
Over the next seven months he pushed East, through the motorcycle workshops of Europe, Turkey, Iran. Pakistan and India and finally into Nepal to be met by the Maoist uprising… He encountered wild dogs, wild men and wild women. From the desperation of a failed driveshaft in Baluchistan, close to the Afghan border to the joys of a decent coffee in Delhi, euphoria, despair and maniacal rickshaw drivers were his daily companions…
“Throughout the 7 months, I drew cartoons feverishly, documenting the Highs – and Lows – of the trip, and these hundreds of drawings are now available in this unique book. In fact it’s more than a book, it’s an ‘illustrated Motorcycle Diary travel journal comic strip’.