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, …
96 pages, perfect-bound, full color, 6.5" x 10.25"
The fifth issue of Shirtlifter contains the last few chapters of MacIsaac's "Unpacking," a bears-in-love story where a curmudgeonly (and built) romantic shakes off his past to get a firm grip on the present. This isn't stingy with the hot beefcake sex -- but there's also no shortage of top-notch dramedy, as well as some pretty pithy investigations into what it means to be a man inhabiting that smoky, dangerous no-man's-land between "straight" and "gay." The combination is moving, and paints a rather full and lovable study of one man's search for love and the perfect buzzcut. You'll laugh & cry, even if ursine bulges aren't your bag.
Also includes an intermission of guest strips from Jon Macy and Eric Kostiuk Williams. ~GS