So, I got a FedEx package today from Charles Tan, and in addition to other things I’ll blog about later, it has an attractive box with a picture of some chickens on it. Hmmm, say I. What could this possibly be?
What it turned out to be was a limited-limited edition boxed set of Gerry Alanguilan’s Elmer series of comic books, which you can read part of online, according to Captain Joe Gordon and Forbidden Planet What is Elmer? Again, Gordon and his merry crew have the answer. It’s a great, finely nuanced comic about a world in which chickens are intelligent. Sound odd? It really isn’t. I mean, it’s odd, but it’s strangely poignant. The individual issues look like this:
But not only is it a kick-ass comic, it’s now this incredible limited edition (7 is my lucky number) that just had me salivating as I pawed through it. Hand-crafted by Ilyn Florese-Alanguilan. A few more shots of the extent of this amazing limited. It’s just beautiful. I’m gobsmacked at being sent this. Clearly, Evil Monkey has been living right. Thanks, Charles, Gerry, and Ilyn. When Charles said he was sending an early birthday present, I had no idea…incredibly generous. This goes on the shelf with my limited edition Marukami, signed Angela Carter, and Tartarus Press titles.