How does one honor the tradition of Chicago’s checkered past? By embracing it’s bloody cliches. The comic anthology Pinstriped Bloodbath does just that, showcasing several of the best Chicago area cartoonists, as they tackle the seedy gangland crime of the 20’s and 30’s. Each book is painstakingly silkscreened and constructed by hand and features simulated blood spray across the jacket. Inside are 38 pages of beautiful black and white artwork featuring comics by Bernie McGovern, Neil Brideau, Nate Beaty, Rickey Gonzales, Neil Jam, Sam Sharpe, Jeff Zwirek, and Jeremy Tinder. The book also features illustrations by comic greats, Ivan Brunetti and Joshua Cotter. The book is a limited print run of 250 copies and is $8.00.
Be there for the party celebrating the release of the book in Chicago after its debut at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda Maryland. Meet and have your book signed by the cartoonists representing the current alternative comic scene in Chicago.
For more info: http://www.pinstripedbloodbath.blogspot.com