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Here are 28 pages from Martine Workman's sketchbooks kept from 2004-2011. The pages are filled with text and drawings, scribbles, stickers, pressed leaves, and passing thoughts.
The second volume of the three-part story "In the Sounds and Seas" continues where Volume I left off. The protagonist and her crew continue their labor of building and documenting the construction of the ship, and are interrupted by an intrusive bird who flew in from over the ocean. As the ship nears completion, the protagonist's hair is braided into the ship's rigging. In the second chapter, the ship builders turn sailors as they make their way across the ocean.
The third and final volume of "In the Sounds and Seas" concludes the saga of the ship-builders as they attempt to find the singers of their world.
This new issue features A Trip to the Confluence, Dreaming, Old People in Restaurants, Sports Radio, Fall Signs, Winter Signs, Radishes, Birds and 9 pages of fascinating Letters to the Editor.
Too many incredible milestones in this issue to name! LL Cool J makes a record with Rick Rubin and Def Jam. KRS One gets arrested and meets his future DJ. The Fat Boys and Run DMC headline the first national Hip Hop tours. Just to name a few.
This collection is unlike anything I've ever read. Rapid-fire flash fiction flies at you like debris in a hurricane. Some pieces made me laugh, some made me think, and some just plain creeped me out. These delirious, tiny tales are interleaved with strange and exquisite illustrations by Dame Darcy.
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