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By Alban Fischer

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New Frequencies Cover

When KMA Sullivan, the publisher of YesYes Books, first approached me to design the cover for Frequencies: A Chapbook and Music Anthology, I was very excited because it involved many artists whose work I'd been enjoying for years, as well as new and intriguing ones with whom I'd yet to become acquainted.

Frequencies is an anthology, as the titles indicates, of three chapbooks by Bob Hicok, Molly Gaudry, and Philip B. Williams, accompanied by three music downloads from three bands (three tracks apiece). I had already been reading Bob Hicok's poems since my early twenties, and his work has remained an important and ongoing influence on my own poetry. Molly Gaudry's We Take Me Apart had made a big splash in indie circles some years prior, and I--being among those who had taken note of her achievement--invited her to submit work for the third issue of Trnsfr. Philip B. Williams' work was relatively new to me. I had read a few things here and there online, and knew he was a colleague of KMA. His work here made for an ample and impressive introduction.

The three musical acts included are Sharon Van Etten, Here We Go Magic, and Outlands. I had been a fan of Sharon Van Etten since seeing her perform on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, but I was unfamiliar with Here We Go Magic and Outlands.

 
Wannabe - 12

By Chris Prunckle

Wannabe 11

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.

 
Wannabe - 11

By Chris Prunckle

Wannabe 11

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.

 
There's A Sucker Born Every Minute

By Barry Graham

MAD WORLD INTRO

How many times have you heard some asshole spit out some version of “when I was a kid cartoons were way better than the crap on TV now.” Right, like Rainbrow Bright or Brainy Smurf were in any way superior to the Power Puff Girls or Stewie Griffin. I get it, I really do. Childhood nostalgia can be a bitch. Well, sorry folks, roller skating and stone washed jeans both sucked and He-Man and Care Bears were shitty cartoons. You forget that being a kid meant feeling awkward, uncomfortable, and uncertain in a world constructed by and for morally depleted adults. It was in every way counter to our childish instincts and innocence. We struggled to process it and understand our potential future roles. But cartoons helped whether we knew it or not. Watching Optimus Prime and Scooby Doo seek justice and make sense of the world every Saturday morning did something positive for us internally. Filled a void perhaps. Served as stand-ins for the incapable and ill-equipped real life adult role models we sought but couldn't find. But whatever was going on, suck it up bitches. Get over it. You're fine now. Ok. Well, you 're kinda maybe starting to get your shit together. But no matter. With the exception of Peanuts and Looney Tunes (which every animated series airing today owes a debt to), your cartoons fucking sucked. All of them. Big time. So fast forward to the Twenty-First Century. Describing the mess we find ourselves in is too far outside the scope of this little list. As would be mentioning all the things we've gotten right, all the improvements, all the ways we are leaving the world better than we found it. Naysayers shut your goddam mouths, something magical is happening, right now, all over the world. Including right here in America, every single day on our television screens. We are living in the golden age of animated sitcoms. Some of the more enlightened among us already know it. But for those who don't, like Joseph Smith and Mohammed before him, I'm gonna lead you to the promised land. This qualified top ten list is only the framework, a solid foundation for you to begin your own independent exploration. Please do so and thank me later.

2 QUICK RULES

1. No movies. Only television series.

2.

 
Publishers Weekly Riffs on Us and Dark House

By Victor David Giron

Publishers Weekly wrote this great little article on us, and our new imprint Dark House Press.  They also called us 'cutting-edge' which is sweet.  Starting in spring of 2014, DHP will publish books of neo-noir and speculative fiction, plus more.  Read tje article here.  Visit DHP here to learn all about it from the words of editor-in-chief Richard Thomas.  Oh, and you can like it's Facebook page here.  More soon.

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Photo (c) Barbara Neveu

 


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