Chance Press is proud to release a new edition of Blast Furnace Funnies by Frank Santoro.
From Copacetic Comics:
"The message that Blast Furnace Funnies has to deliver is a meditation on the relationship between the here and now and the past and gone that is, critically, played out in parallel on the scales of the personal and the historical. The narrative works to convey how we use our sense of the historical to understand our own lives – and even more, to suggest that, at the end of the day, all we really have are our own personal histories; that perhaps the ultimate function of the history that we learn from books and at school is to help us come to grips with existence. We all live in a relentless forward motion, each moment is here and then it is gone, replaced by the next and never to be physically experienced again. The memory of each moment is, however, in the context of an individual's own life – and, like "historical" events – always there. The personal is the historical. Memory is history. Pittsburgh is Pompeii."
The deluxe edition is limited to just 7 copies, of which 5 are for sale. This edition reprints the original artwork full-size, comprising sixteen 11" x 17" museum-quality reproductions on hand-treated Rives BFK deckle-edge paper. The book itself is hand-bound in 1/4-cloth covered boards with a specially-printed cover plate and spine label. Each copy is signed and includes an original 2-color illustration by Frank Santoro.
For more on the production process, see www.chancepress.com. This book represents over a year of work is the culmination of everything we have learned in 5+ years of running a small press. To say we're proud would be an understatement.
16 pages, 15" x 20
Please allow one week for shipping. This is a very heavy, oversized book, and we will only ship it via USPS Priority Mail insured. We will refund excess shipping charges, so you will only pay the actual shipping amount.