Asylum Doors - 21

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.  Stay tuned for next week's installment.

 

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.

 
Doc the Fifth

By Victor David Giron

Given it's the 10 year anniversary of the start of the second Iraq war, we felt it appropriate to re-share a video we made about a year ago of Doc the Fifth, a short story by Iraq war vet and now Michigan-based writer Brandon Jennings.  Doc the Fifth first appeared in Curbside Splendor Issue 1.  It's an amazing short story.  Video made by CS friend and New York based artist Garett Holden.

 
Just Plain Cynful

By Cyn Vargas

I don’t have anything against people that like romance novels but I can’t stand them. Besides being all mushy and lovey-dovey and shit, the sex scenes in them suck, and not in a good way.

If sex is in a story it needs to add something, to drive the story forward, not just be in there for show or shock value. I’ve written sex scenes before and even provided one as part of my grad application submission, and one faculty member told me that he was pretty sure the rest of the faculty took my work home with them. I guess that was a good thing.

My writing was explicit. The story called for it to be.

 
Asylum Doors - 20

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 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.

 
Karaoke Idol Chicago!

By Jacob S. Knabb

Curbside Splendor Publishing, Another Chicago Magazine, and Quimby's Bookstore present the March installment of Karaoke Idol Chicago, a monthly fundraising series at Beauty Bar Chicago.  Starting at 8pm on Thursday March 14, cultural and community oriented organizations we dig will battle it out for karaoke glory and a share of the door money.  A jambassador from each of the orgs and one from the crowd will battle for the Idol crown and a lion's share of the loot. Judges will select one person from the hour-long audience audition at the beginning of the night to compete as the sixth contestant so come early and sing. Offical competition begins at 10:00. Open-mic karaoke throughout the evening until close.  Free Jim Beam Devil's Cut with RSVP.

 


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