My masterpiece. #collage #janegoodall #bear #poop (at art cellar)
A great review of Sea Change: A Choose-Your-Own-Way-Story just went up on Broken Frontier!
‘Stories from the St. Louis’ is the banner tagline under which Caitlin Skaalrud has grouped all of the self-published work I’ve read from her to date, including the nostalgically structured Sea Change: A Choose-Your-Own-Way Story. It’s a distinctly adult twist on those Choose Your Own Adventure books or the Fighting Fantasy series that you may have read as a kid. While I’m sure someone must have appropriated the format for comics since 2000 AD’s Dice Man series in the 1980s, Skaalrud’s take has a distinctively downbeat and haunting playfulness to it not evident in its precursors; whichever way you opt to push the narrative there’s something profoundly fatalistic about the paths on offer…”
Think I’m ready to start the rest of this thing. Only 140 more pages to go. #comics (at Spyhouse Coffee)
I’d sleep on ‘em if I could. Cleaning the Hell out of this room.
n. the feeling that no matter what you do is always somehow wrong—that any attempt to make your way comfortably through the world will only end up crossing some invisible taboo—as if there’s some obvious way forward that everybody else can see but you, each of them leaning back in their chair and calling out helpfully, colder, colder, colder.