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, …
Mournals March Journals
26 p, black and white with color cover, 5.25" x 5"
"I think that in 50 years we'll look upon customer service the way we now look at slavery.."
These wise words from the artist's fat orange kitty are just a bit what makes this an awesome diary, make that...journal comic. In her back page blurb Suzette Smith writes "in March 2014 I started keeping a journal. March is generally a bleak time of year." Amen to that.
Smith takes the seasonal doldrums of daily life - work at a social service center, volunteering, school, lost notebooks, housemate and love troubles - and whips up an appetizing slice of her life. Whether she's running into a tree and "everyone totally saw" or she's just running, "2.5 miles today," Smith keeps it light and silly with blocks of sketchy graphite scenes. -NY