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Radio

by Christopher Williams

Published by Plastic Flame Press

6"x9", paperback

$20.00

From the publisher's website:

"With Radio, Christopher has created something hauntingly compelling and a joy to look at. He is a natural storyteller, and we are lucky to have him in this medium." - Warren Wucinich, Kriss: The Gift of Wrath and Invader ZIM

Imagine you are standing on a bridge stretching into the distance before you. You can turn around and see it fade into the horizon, but you can only walk the other way. Imagine sections of the bridge begin to disappear, the only way through disintegrating, the tightrope fraying behind and ahead of you.

Christopher Williams’ RADIO is the story of three women, strangers with a vital bond that is in danger of crumbling. The image of a radio signal leaving the antenna to travel relentlessly onward abuts that of a cicada, seventeen years underground only to burst into sunlight, sing, love, and then die in a matter of weeks. The beautifully rendered narrative is by turns tender and devastating, conjuring a gauzy atmosphere over pages and then in one image jarring the reader out of reverie as it grapples with the prospect that a life can be altered, that the bridge can be rearranged and remain passable. RADIO highlights Williams’ talent as an artist able to create motion, joy, fear, and anxiety even in a monochromatic world, filled with beautiful nods to mid-century design and liminal fantastical landscapes. The art and text perfectly evoke the jaw-clenched stasis of 2020, yet manage to offer hope in the simple fact that walking forward is still our only move. Plastic Flame Press

Christopher Williams lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his son, Seamus. Through Plastic Flame Press he has created nearly 1,000 screenprinted gigposters and art prints, as well as an array of graphic novels and zines.

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