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.

 
Asylum Doors - 19

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.

 
Curbside at AWP Boston

By Victor David Giron

If you are going to the Alcoholics, Writers, and Pornographers conference, or AWP conference in Boston this week, we will be there!  Table ZF.  On Saturday the bookfair is open to the public.  We will have crazy deals on our recent books The Way We SleepMAY WE SHED THESE HUMAN BODIES, Chicago Stories, Piano Rats, and limited previews of some of our upcoming books like Everything Flows by novelist / musican / screenwriter James Greer.

Amber Sparks, author of MAY WE SHED, will be at our table on Saturday at the bookfair from 11am to 12pm, available to sign copies of her book, chit-chat, and what-not.

Also, you can find us at the following parties we're throwing:

Thursday March 7 at 8pm, at Cantab Lounge, Words & Music featuring James Greer and a host of excellent authors.  Limited Advanced Review Copies of Everything Flows will be available.  James will have a guitar and will tear it up.

Saturday March 9 at 4:30pm at Brookline Booksmith, one of our nation's finest indie bookstores, Amber Sparks will be part of an excellent intimate reading featuring a special appearance by author Steve Almond, and more...  See here for more!

 

 

See you there if you'll be there...

 
Just Plain Cynful

By Cyn Vargas

The other day I was asked by a fellow writer, “Do you find revising fun?”  I said yeah though I wondered what she meant by fun.

The first draft is fun—just go with it and see what happens on the page. It doesn’t matter if the character is bald in the first paragraph and then on page three he has curls protruding from his scalp like twisted phone cords. Or the story is told by one character and then turns into another character’s story by the end. The first draft is raw and it allows freedom to play because it’s just that—a first draft and it can and will always change in the revisions.

Revisions are where all the work happens. The many hours, all the questions: What if this happens? What if that happens? What if I move this over here? Or over there? And on occasion: What if this whole thing just sucks?

In that way, no revisions aren’t fun because they are work and I’ve never associated work with fun not even when I worked at the Warner Bros store surrounded by “fun” (the Batman-ear hat they made me wear, not so fun though store guests got several laughs).

But it’s during the second or third or even fourth revision that the story is finally being told in the way it wants and needs to be told. It’s being chiseled, discovered, uncovered, and in that sense it is fun.

It’s actually exhilarating. There is something about putting in all that work even with all the doubt and time that when the story is “done” (Da Vinci said, “Art is never finished, only abandoned.”) there’s this adrenaline rush followed by a Fuck Yeah! maybe a fist pump, and a snack that may or may not include beer.

However, my zone of accomplishment is short-lived because there’s always the next story, the next revision to get to.

 


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