Wannabe - 25

By Chris Prunckle

Wannabe 25

Wannabe is a blog series by Chicago area artist Chris Prunckle, author of our serial graphic story Asylum Doors, documenting his trials and tribulations as a wannabe artist. Check back next week for a new posting.

 

See the previous installment of Asylum Doors here.  Stay tuned for the next installment coming soon, but now on a monthly basis with fuller stories.

 

Chris Prunckle is a graphic designer, illustrator and comic book artist banished to the suburbs of Chicago. Though an advertising industry minion by day, he slaves his nights away creating a mad little world.  He’s previously worked on the comics Fisted, Bonesetter, and The Scarab.  Follow him at @midjipress.

 
Chicago Tribune on Meaty

By Victor David Giron

The Chicago Tribune profiles Samantha Irby author of Meaty, her debut essay collection now out by us.  She's described as being 'as bad as she wants to be' and we totally agree.  See why by Barnes & Noble has selected her book as one of the ten best by a new writer coming out this year.  Read the Triib article here.

 

 

sam irby on trib

 
Wannabe - 24

By Chris Prunckle

Wannabe 24

Wannabe is a blog series by Chicago area artist Chris Prunckle, author of our serial graphic story Asylum Doors, documenting his trials and tribulations as a wannabe artist. Check back next week for a new posting.

 

See the previous installment of Asylum Doors here.  Stay tuned for the next installment coming soon, but now on a monthly basis with fuller stories.

 

Chris Prunckle is a graphic designer, illustrator and comic book artist banished to the suburbs of Chicago. Though an advertising industry minion by day, he slaves his nights away creating a mad little world.  He’s previously worked on the comics Fisted, Bonesetter, and The Scarab.  Follow him at @midjipress.

 
ZERO FADE Blog Tour!

By Naomi Huffman

Curbside Splendor Publishing is pleased to announce the blog tour for author Chris L. Terry, September 9th through September 23rd, to celebrate the release of his debut novel ZERO FADE, forthcoming in September. Chris will be discussing the novel, his writing process, his former career as a punk band frontman, and more with some truly great writers and editors at some of our favorite blogs. A complete listing of dates and links to each blog can be found below:

ZERO FADE

 

September 9th: 
MFA Day Job 

September 10th:
Gaper's Block 

September 12th: 
WordPlaySound

September 13th:
This Blog Will Change Your Life

September 16th:
RVA Mag


September 17th:
Largehearted Boy


September 19th:
Razorcake


September 20th:
PANK


September 23rd:
Patricia Ann McNair - Writers + Mondays

 

CHRIS TERRY

 

From his punk rock young adulthood, to teaching juvenile inmates, Chris L. Terry knows the vernacular of youth, its rhythms, relationships, and dreams.

 
There's A Sucker Born Every Minute

By Barry Graham

Below, we continue with There's a Sucker Born Every Minute's 10 Best Cartoons of the 21st Century, with cartoons 5 through 1. 

Read the first installment here!

 

5. BOB'S BURGERS

 

Creators – Loren Bouchard (Lucy: The Daughter of the Devil)

By the time Bob's Burgersdebuted on Fox in 2011 to fill the void left by the cancellation of King of the Hill, family-centric animated sitcoms were nothing new. With early forerunners like The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and Wait Til Your Father Gets Home (which is the least known but easily the most influential) paving the way, edgier shows like Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and American Dad were cleared to dominate prime-time television ratings. And they did. Except for Bob's Burgers. Early reception of Bob and his burger clan was dismal; called “pointlessly vulgar and derivatively dull” by the Washington Post and “unwise” and “unnecessary” by Reuters. The crude animation and subtle, deadpan humor went unappreciated by audiences used to getting off on the dick in your ass antics of Cleveland and Roger. Then somehow, seemingly overnight and by magic, America woke up and embraced the Belchers as if they'd been long lost relatives all along. Let's figure out why. 

Because the Burger of the Day is always the right thing to serve. 

Because there's never been a better written animated sitcom. Ever. Bob's Burgers has found a way to transcend the genre and become not just a funny cartoon, but a perfectly timed, perfectly executed comedic masterpiece. 

Because Bob, Linda, Tina, Gene, and Louise remind us that it's ok for families to love each other and stand together as a unified front. As a reaction to the Huxtables and Tanners of the 80's, Gen Xers have made it their mission to piss on family values and reveal the ugly underside of the American Dream without taking responsibility for the repercussions. That's what Gen Xers do. Now we're stuck with a generation of television and internet junkies who bought into the notion that family unity and love and respect are for suckers.

 


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