Saturday, October 14, 2006

I Keee You!! A Collection of Overheards

Edited by Benn Ray
Cover Illustration by Brian Ralph

A collection of overheard snippets of conversations illustrated by many of the finest indie comics illustrators.

What have we overheard in the bathroom? On the street? In bars? In our own homes? In stores? At restaurants? As people talk into their cell phones, to their friends and, in some cases to no one at all. Have we overheard you? Could be.

Illustrations by:
Allison Cole
Andrew Goldfarb
Androo Robinson
Anne Thalheimer
Barry Rodges
Ben Claassen III
Bernie McGovern
Brian Ralph
Bruce Orr
Carrie McNinch
Cole Johnson
Delaine Derry Green
Diana Tamblyn
Emily Flake
Grant Reynolds
Greg The Zine Librarian
Hawk Krall
Jamie Dee Galey
Jeff Plotkin
Jeffrey Brown
Jen Michaelis
Jim Siergey
Joe Decie
Joe Tallarico
Joel Orff
Joshua W. Cotter
Kelly Froh
Lee Cooper
Mark Burrier
Martin Cendreda
Matt Fagan
Max Hallinan
Michael S. Bracco
Mike Weibel
Missy Kulik
Nell Taylor
Nick Bertozzi
Patrick Tianen
Peter S. Conrad
Rich Howell
Ryan Claytor
Sarah Becan
Suzanne Baumann
Tim Winkelman
Tom Chalkley
Tom Williams

Friday, April 14, 2006

Lulu Eightball

Emily Flake's first book collects her popular alternative weekly comic strip, Lulu Eightball.

"The folks at legendary alternative Bookstore Atomic Books just started their very own imprint, and it makes sense that its first offering is this brilliantly dastardly collection of comic strips. With titles like "I Never Meant to Have Thoughts Like This," "Disappointments of the Afterlife," and "Cliches Best Left Unexamined," Emily Flake's comics are morose little slices of spite that make Life in Hell look like the freakin' Family Circus - and maybe more important, serve to remind curmudgeonly types that not only are we not alone, we're everywhere." --BITCH

"For a comic with a recurring monkey who wears socks and is sometimes bashful, Flake's work can be as disturbing as it is playful...Flake writes with a cynical glee, giving voice to all of her evil thoughts in an utterly adorable way." --CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

"A collection of one page shorts, this book is packed with caustic humor and more than a little self-loathing. Some recurring themes include drinkin, smokin', belly flab, pregnancy scares and existential ponderings...I couldn't put it down until I'd read them all." -- PUNK PLANET

"Emily Flake is one funny fucking cartoonist...As for the drawing style, imagine a Precious Moments figure after you flipped it over and fucked it a couple of times. It's still cute, but now there's something tainted about it." -- SLUG & LETTUCE

#1 on Entertainment Weekly's Must List.