Vaughan & Chiang's "Paper Girls" Builds a Familiar Yet Disconcerting World
One of the books I read over my summer vacation was The Unsinkable Walker Bean (my review is here), and it’s perfect summer reading, a smart, witty adventure tale with pirates, mer-witches, a cursed skull, and even a little magical steampunk. Now it’s more than just a book, it’s a window display: Creator Aaron Renier has set up a pirate ship, mer-witch (complete with glowing eyes) and general undersea weirdness in the window of Quimby’s, a Chicago comics store. Check out the pix at the First Second blog, or the full set on Flickr. And if you happen to be in Chicago (I just left, more’s the pity), Aaron will be at Quimby’s for a book signing tonight at 7 p.m.