Edie Fake Recommended Image

When: Sat., May 17 2014

Edie Fake is a one-person comics locus. He works at Quimby's, the city's alt comics hub, and he's one of the forces behind the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, which holds its second annual convention from May 31 through June 1. The trans artist's latest project is about community—specifically, the queer community. In the recently released book Memory Palaces, Fake offers a stunning series of illustrated reimaginings of spots from Chicago's LGBTQ history: bars, bathhouses, bookstores, clinics, venues. He turns each into intensely patterned, luminous 2-D facades, some of which Thomas Robertello Gallery exhibited last year for Fake's first solo show in Chicago. Continue reading >>

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