CAKE DEBUT: Eye of the Majestic Creature vol 2 by Leslie Stein

Eye of the Majestic Creature Vol. 2 is the second book collecting Leslie Stein’s loose, funny and charming autobiographical narratives that combine idiosyncratic fantasy and stark reality. Larrybear, our hero, has moved from the countryside to the city, where she finds work as a shop girl. Quotes from Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie are sprinkled throughout the story to add humor and poignancy. Stein then takes us back to a childhood in the ’80s filled with odd experiences including joining a rock band with older people, sitting in on her mother’s AA groups, and the mystery of the disappearing gumballs. Finally, a fun story in which Larrybear and her new friend Poppin the Flower go on a strange trip to see his father. Let us not forget that Marshmallow, Ping-Ping and Mimolette, Larry’s walking and talking instruments, have adventures all their own.

Stein’s gorgeous cartooning, highlighted by incredibly detailed stippling, and her dry sense of humor combine to make one of the most unique and immersive narrative experiences in comics.

Leslie Stein was born in Evanston, Illinois but now resides in Brooklyn, New York. Fantagraphics publishes her series Eye of the Majestic Creature. She plays guitar in a band called Prince Rupert’s Drops.

Fantagraphics is a publisher of the World’s Greatest Cartoonists

Visit Fantagraphics’ website, and pick up Eye of the Majestic Creature at Tables 13 & 14June 15 & 16th!

Re-Sharing a Halloween mix I put together a few years ago…. Apologies for the repost for those who have already heard it, and for those that haven’t…… I hope you enjoy it

Tracklist

01. Alan Black - EVP
02. Suspicious Stench - Ghost Town
03. Fast Nasty - F**king Zombies
04. King Of Pants - Frankenbooted
05. Thriftshop XL - Antichrist (EOTMC Mix)
06. Does It Offend You, Yeah vs Oingo Boingo - Doomed Man’s Party
07. The Offspring vs Alice Cooper - Keeping Halloween Fly
08. DJ Earlybird - I Think She Know That I Put A Spell On Her
09. Dusty Springfield vs Barry Adamson - Something Spooky
10. Fettdog - The Raven
11. Michael Jackson - Thriller
12. Ray Parker Jr. - Ghostbusters (DJ Nightrunner Ghostdubsters Mix)
13. Mr Fab & His Bag O’ Heads - El Psycho Watsui
14. Mr Terrible - Hokus Pricey
15. Izzy Cox - Devil, Devil
16. Unknown - Dr Who Theme (Reggae Version)

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