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."
This edition is limited to 30 copies, each of which is signed by Frank Santoro. The cover is printed with Ultrachrome K3 archival pigment ink on specially treated Rives BFK deckle-edge paper. The interior images are digitally printed on Mohawk Via Smooth paper and tipped into the book, which is hand-bound in a 5-hole pamphlet stitch.
16 pages, 9" x 13".
Please allow one week for shipping. *Note: copies will be available at the LA Zine Fest on February 16th, although we are only holding a small number of copies for the show. If you would like to pick up your copy at the show, please let us know and we will refund your shipping charges.