Happy Local Comic Book Shop Day! OK, so technically we're a bookstore, but if you're in Chicago, we're local. And we do have comics! For example: Edie Fake's new Gaylord Phoenix Issue #8, which travels the path to call on connections too thick to be broken, in Fake's award-winning, …
by Lisa Carver
80p, color, 8"x10"
Carver's untitled book presents the visceral and terrifying body of her painting work accompanied by writing that grapples with the overwhelming sexual and psychological terrorism her father put her through growing up and its consequences on her mind and life. Her memories, once unearthed are an excruciating read but it's her honest process of unpacking the lies her childhood was covered in and the language of her visual work speak the loudest towards the power of survival and a self being reclaimed. -EF