The LiveWire Lounge (3394 N Milwaukee) asked Quimby's if we wanted to curate a night at their lounge. And we said yes. So this is what we're bringing, a themed mix of reading and music with a very specific focus: Quimby's Night at LiveWire Lounge: 3 Songs, 3 Writers Reading About Those …
Spider Monkey #1
Published by Domino Books
32p, b&w, color cover, 7"x10.25"
Jesse McManus' milkshake linework is full of manic gesture and frentic John Kricfalusi-style motion, and it's sort of for/about weird kids in a similar Ren-n-Stimpy way also, with less retrokitsch and more sincerity and pattern freakouts. The story here is a boy named Spider who discovers his personal animal magic and, with his pet Nako and strange sister, trucks through some harsh scenes on a way to meet a performer wth similar talents. Solid frenzy, start to finish.