Edie Fake (Author)
July 17, 2018
5.5 X 7.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author
Edie Fake was born in Chicagoland in 1980. He graduated from the RISD in 2002 and has since clocked time in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Baltimore. He was one of the first recipients of Printed Matter's Awards for Artists and his collection of comics, Gaylord Phoenix, won the 2011 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel. In 2011 he helped found the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE). Edie Fake is one of the USC7--the MFA class that collectively dropped out of USC's Roski School of Art and Design after the school went back on its financial offers and dismissed respected faculty. His illustrations have appeared in Lumpen Magazine, the New City and the New York Times. Fake's art has been given solo exhibitions at galleries around the world, including the Thomas Robertello Gallery, Western Exhibitions and New York's Marlborough Chelsea Gallery. He lives and works in the California High Desert.
Fake is a trans artist, and his graphic novel seamlessly bends gender, melding male quest narrative with female romance to create shimmering fantasies; the visual analog of shoegaze if shoegaze were queerer and more disturbing. - Noah Berlatsky, the Atlantic ...Perfect comics can give openly and sincerely to the reader a place to rest their soul. This is Fake's most powerful talent and his work's best quality. - LA Review of Books As far as I'm concerned, Edie Fake's crisp, ecstatic clip-art-style graphics are the most compelling reason not to give up on comics as an art form. - Bert Stabler, Chicago Reader He asks us not only to honor and remember our queer history, but to use it as inspiration for constructing queer spaces in the present. - Lambda Literary His arresting graphic work plays with the fluidity and elasticity of images, which sometimes literally interconnect, as in the continuous sidewalk seen in the foreground of his Memory Palaces series. - Thea Liberty Nichols, art21 Magic, sex, mythology and violence are all fractured and recombined through Fake's psychedelic lens. We're talking flying diamonds, wizards with linked beards, cloud napping, tubular genitalia and one seductive emperor crocodile. - Zach Dodson, Time Out Chicago