Rob Price
Gutbrain Records
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2011 March 30 • Wednesday

Here's a comic with an ingenious design.

It's hard to tell from this picture, but the cover is cut like the jacket. The title, the red tie and the collar are not on the front cover but on the title page underneath. The white banner with the Ivan Brunetti illustration is a removable belt that's holding the cover closed.

That's what the whole title page looks like.

There are eight stories from eight creators inside. My two favorites were Sam Sharpe's "Change Your Name" (though it doesn't have any bloody violence and I'm not sure what chapter of true crime history it's supposed to tell) and Jeff Zwirek's "The Chicago Typewriter: The Story of the Thompson Submachine Gun in Chicago", which comes with informative endnotes.