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, …
Lucky Peach #3
Published by McSweeney's
176p, full color, 8.5"x11"
Dave Chang of the Momofuku restaurant empire alternates between griping about everything being done already and the kids having no motivation these days in this new issue which I thought was themed "The Death of Integrity" but instead seems to be about, uh, "Cooks and Chefs". I'm still up in the air about how self-referential this magazine is - it's sort of like a chef perzine with a big magazine budget, which sometimes makes it's cavalier attitude feel like chef crony-ism and empty trash talk. All the same, I'm interested in eating and the Matt Furie centerfold is sooper cute. Food is dead, long live food. -EF