Collection of short comics. This issue features a modern take on Death of a Salesman with alternate endings and a review from the Chicago Tribune of concerts of Mariah Carey and Britney Spears. It also includes a special edition screen printed cover.
"Lucia Blinn's new poems turn to old loves, the appalling speed of life, and a bevy of B's observed through her unique lens. Her latest stories are stitched with snippets of slow, simmering summers, the rites and wrongs of passage, and a faux grandmother fondly remembered."
Entwined focuses on the life of a nearly silent 77-year-old woman, Lottie Mower, who has spent most of her life in mental institutions or nursing homes. A young woman, Charly, befriends her and becomes ensnared in the net of emotions that have caused Lottie's silence. Charly begins dreaming the old woman's young life and finds herself inextricably linked to Lottie's toils that landed her in Lima State Hospital.
A comic novel about a divorced architect who continually dates younger women. He brings himself out of his romantic slump by taking on a project building an invisible wall around Chicago (a symbolic Jewish Eruv).
A portion of this novel originally appeared as the short story "The Kisses of Fabricant" in Chicago Magazine and in "The Lawyer's Chambers and Other Stories." Also, handwritten note appears inside front cover.
From the same metafictional universe as films like Best in Show and This is Spinal Tap, Walking Man documents the life and times of Brian Walker, publisher of the zine Walking Man. The book satirizes so-called "alternative" culture while it fondly recollects the 80s and 90s zine scene.
With wry humor and a 1990s perspective on the 1970s, On Lill Street follows Margaret through her evolution from city-dwelling absolutely politically-correct lesbian feminist separatist to a suburban mixed-gender in which mutual infatuation leads to love with a (formerly?) straight woman, all the while retaining a wide-eyed sense of people, politics, and love.