Leslie Stein has just published a new issue of her wonderful comic book series, EYE OF THE MAJESTIC CREATURE. The first four issues were recently collected by Fantagraphics , and this is her first new issue since that book came out. Here's a description from the Etsy listing:
Eye of the Majestic Creature #5: "Sister Carrie"
Larrybear has moved back to New York after having lived in the countryside. She finds herself employed at a dress shop run by an absentee boss in the East Village, and living with her old friend Seashell in an infested Brooklyn apartment. Of course, Marshmallow and her anthropomorphic friends are there too, but being magical they are not allowed to leave the house. Not that this stops Marshmallow, who is becoming increasingly depressed and drinking way too much.
On a nice winter day, roaming around Manhattan, Larry finds herself drawn to the Visionary Arts Museum, and is amazed to find they are having a retrospective of Victorian Sand Counters. Inspired, Larry begins to count sand seriously, but in a world where this is largely a forgotten art form, where can it possibly take her?
Quotes throughout by Theodore Dreiser, from his fantastic 1900 book Sister Carrie.
48 pages, color cover and back cover, black and white insides, Newsprint
I love this series. Buy this now!
Leslie will be making appearances in late Sept./early Oct. on the west coast, including APE, so stay tuned for more info.