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.