In the Sounds and Seas: Volume 1
Monkey-Rope Press is proud to announce that our labor of love, In the Sounds and Seas: Volume I, is now available for sale. You can purchase a copy for $15, or subscribe to receive each volume as it is produced for $72 (discounted at $12/copy). In the Sounds and Seas was printed in a limited edition of 175; the cover was letterpress printed from two hand-carved linoleum blocks on a Vandercook proofing press, and the text block was offset printed by Salsedo Press in Chicago, IL.
This 22-page mini-comic is the first volume of a six-part, wordless narrative about obsessive creative production and failure. Volume 1 frames the future volumes, as 3 storytellers sing the tentative world of the rest of the story into existence.
Thanks to Salsedo Press for their beautiful work printing the text block and finishing the book; to Evanston Print and Paper for their open studio access and help accommodating last-minute press needs for printing the cover; to Julie and Andy at Letterform for your enthusiasm and technical expertise; to Sarah at Slow Industries for inspiration, encouragement and regular venting of built-up steam; to Sophie, Furu, Joe and Jennifer for your critical feedback when this project was just a few rough paragraphs on a page; to my parents Lori and Jerry for your unwavering support; to all of my friends and family for being patient with me these last 6 months as I've turned down social events and cut short conversations to keep working in anxious isolation on this project; and finally, thanks to my husband Tom, for literally everything.