Asylum Doors - 13

By Chris Prunckle

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asylum doors sould fly 

 

What happens when a psychic who can’t control her powers gets institutionalized?

Bryce Dekker is a young woman that has suddenly been given extraordinary power, a psychic link to her surroundings. In her desire to help others, she becomes entangled in a murder case where her knowledge of specifics has made her the #1 suspect.

Now mandated to undergo observation at Werthem Glen Sanitarium, Bryce is at the mercy of her fellow patients. Surrounded by madness and unable to control her power, she is having a hard time separating her thoughts from the insanity around her.

Bryce has found only one way to keep track of reality, and that’s by keeping a record of the visions and voices in her head. She has become the vessel for those around her, telling the stories of their illness. She is the biographer of their insanity. Their stories have become hers, and Bryce’s only hope is that by embracing the madness, she finds her sanity.

Asylum Doors is a serial comic we'll run every Wednesday.  See the previous installment here.  See next week's installment here.

 

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.

 
Typewriter Stories - Change

By Franki Elliot

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*Photo by Stephanie Bassos, Chicago-based photographer.

Franki Elliot is a 20-something author from Chicago and blogs for us every Monday.  Curbside published her first book Piano Rats (October 2011). We are publishing her second book KISS AS MANY WOMEN AS YOU CAN in 2013.  For more Franki typewriter stories visit http://frankielliottypewriter.tumblr.com/

 
A Texas Love Poem

By Gabriel Hurier

Its all happening and not happening-
My broken toe is still broken,
The unused brushes on the desk sleep in a bundle,
The wrench, blades, tape and paper idle,
My dictionary, dirty from travel, closed
As the book of blue faces prattles on now and ever.

But happening- we are happening yes?
Cancer eats away friends and relatives to death-
These individuals worth more in character
Than the art I seek to make or have made
And more on that later because there must be more...

Here I am, happening and not-
On the verge of tears for some primal scream
To dance away the shakes and restlessness and dreams
While a nest of strangers bowls in this fucking room.
I have wine for you here, my darling,
A thousand miles away from your growing womb.

 

 

Gabriel Hurier is a wandering artist and poet.  He works for the studio of the late great artist Sol Lewitt where he travels the world maintaining the artist's legacy.

 

 
Watering Tyrell

By Victor David Giron

We've got a great Fall / Winter 2013 catalog in store!  And it all gets kicked off by Zero Fade, the debut young adult novel by Chicago writer and incarcerated juvenile teacher Chris L. Terry.  Listen to Chris read an excerpt below, and stay tuned for much more on this exciting book. 

 
Asylum Doors - 12

By Chris Prunckle

chris prunckle

 

asylum doors sould fly 

 

What happens when a psychic who can’t control her powers gets institutionalized?

Bryce Dekker is a young woman that has suddenly been given extraordinary power, a psychic link to her surroundings. In her desire to help others, she becomes entangled in a murder case where her knowledge of specifics has made her the #1 suspect.

Now mandated to undergo observation at Werthem Glen Sanitarium, Bryce is at the mercy of her fellow patients. Surrounded by madness and unable to control her power, she is having a hard time separating her thoughts from the insanity around her.

Bryce has found only one way to keep track of reality, and that’s by keeping a record of the visions and voices in her head. She has become the vessel for those around her, telling the stories of their illness. She is the biographer of their insanity. Their stories have become hers, and Bryce’s only hope is that by embracing the madness, she finds her sanity.

Asylum Doors is a serial comic we'll run every Wednesday.  See the previous installment here.  See the next installment here.

 

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.

 


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