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, …
Unsinkable How to Build Plywood Pontoons and Longtail Boat Motors Out of Scrap
Published by Microcosm Publishing
72p, b&w, 5.5"x7"
"There's nothing like a good adventure story! Pair that with a how-to manual and you've got gold. Robnoxious' new book, Unsinkable: How to build Plywood Pontoons & Longtail Motor Boats Out of Scrap, is both the story of his trip down the Missouri River on a homemade boat and how to do so yourself! Here the author of Shut Up and Love the Rain, Awesome Future, and The Strange Voyage of the Leona Joyce brings a little slice of Huck Finn to 2012 as he and friends take to the Big Muddy in their unsinkable, ever-ready craft The Snowball. Watch as Rob and Co. encounter wild rednecks and Lord of the Flies-esque river islands, sublime sunsets and deathly storms. It's an exciting rollercoaster of a ride but Rob's front-of-book schematics make it seem totally possible for the lay person. Rob's adventure story/DIY guide combo-punch brings a lot to the table and you'll be carting this tome around 'til it andyou are waterlogged and sunbaked!"are waterlogged and sunbaked!"