I just got my new book (!) Building Stories by Chris Ware

This is a box with books and comics inside, it is all that and so much more. It is a big ole gift to yourself, and I just saw it on Amazon for $25, which is half price, and is crazy because local stores cannot compete with that, but it is an amazing price and you get so much for your money!

The colors are so deep and the printing so crisp. The faux Golden Book isn’t perfect, it looks fantastic, but the foil on the side is coming off, but who care, it is a faux Golden Book! Do I sound like an asshole if I mention that Chris Ware lived above my best friend in Chicago in the 1990’s? So so much of his work reminds me of that time and place in Chicago.

Also I cannot let my kids see these because some of the pictures would upset them, maybe traumatize them.

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Finally I Listed Something New on Etsy; Pic o’ the Day of Cha Cha

You can find this cutie at:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81643391/vintage-yet-modern-found-folk-painting

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Here is the story behind this painting: I got it many years ago in a thrift store in Chicago. Not a very exciting story, but I have always loved this painting. I can’t keep things too long, so it is time to let this very unique painting go to someone who will love it as much as I do. I mean, look at that dog! He is so cute! And the giant bird. I should look up what bird it is, but I am too lazy. I feel like it might be a wild turkey, but what do I know about birds? The signature says Herman 57, and I think of some guy, painting this in his basement as a hobby in 1957, and then it ends up in a thrift store in the 1990’s. The canvas says it is from an art store in Chicago. So there you go, that’s all I know.

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This was my darlin’ Cha Cha today, underneath the “crazy chairs” I just got for $40 at Pier 1 – score!