Fest season is upon us, so let’s share our best finds from Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), and other self-publishing events around the region! This month at our book club-style event for people who read zines, we’ll be talking about our favorite titles we’ve …
Futile Comics #7
by Mike Centeno
5.5" x 7.25", black and white, 60 pgs, staple-bound
A mysterious character washes up on the shores of an inky black ocean. With no clothes, no recollection of who he is, or how he got there, he is taken in by a friendly leader and his crew, who clothe him and give him shelter. As our protagonist settles into his new "family" life, he begins to notice the seams of the beautiful revolution he now seems to be a part of coming undone. The Futile Series serves as a way for cartoonist Mike Centeno to deal with some of his concerns as an Venezuelan Immigrant in a way that is more fever dream than reportage.