Monday, September 12, 2011
The Year of Edie Fake
I was happy to hear that Chicago artist and Quimby's Books comic sommelier Edie Fake just won a 2011 Ignatz award for Outstanding Graphic Novel. Honored for the mind blowing, Gaylord Phoenix, Edie was also nominated in several other categories. Gaylord Phoenix is an intriguing and beautifully drawn story of a creature going on a journey and figuring itself out.
Edie has had a lot of amazing work out this year including cover work for Mildred Pierce magazine and the Gay Genius Anthology edited by Annie Murphy.
Edie was also featured in shows at UIC's Gallery 400, the NEXT Art Fair, and Columbia College's Center for Book and Paper in the past few months. I'm pretty obsessed with the building drawing series that Edie's been working on recently.
Here's the poster that Edie designed for this year's 2011 Chicago Zine Fest....