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 Saint Lydia
30p, color, 5.5"x7.5"
I remember finding the flower wreath trash heap in a local cemetery when I was a teenager - a huge floral pile of sun bleached plastics and time fried carnations topped with roses just past their prime. The effect of the environment was a little overwhelming, a sort of sensual panic of emotional compost. On Flora brings up similar things with the efficiency of perfume. Richly arranged bouquet buffet - On Flora has an eye for color and pastiche, attractive wither and craft store camp. Printed so nicely, I could cry. -EF