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Mucha, Corinne – Is It The Future Yet?


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Is It The Future Yet?

If you’ve never been to Chicago, or have and are a philistine, you may have never heard of Quimby’s.  That would be a shame, as it’s one of the best places to get small press comics in the country, or at least it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen.  Those Chicago folks also have Chicago Comics, which makes an embarrassment of small press riches for one town.  Anyway, I’m bringing this up because Quimby’s is publishing comics now, and this comic is one of them.  Just looking around their website I’m not sure what else they publish. They have all kinds of comics available for you to buy, but I’m not clear on whether or not they publish any or all of them.  Either way it’s another great resource to get small press comics, as you can order all kinds of stuff through the mail even if you don’t live anywhere near Chicago.  Um, after you finish shopping here, of course.  So how about this comic?  The theme, as you may have guessed, is the future.  That’s a nebulous enough concept but Corinne clarifies it with stories about deja vu (and how she, as s child, thought that she had super powers because of it and how it “told her” for years that she was on the right or wrong track), her having a vague phone conversation with her future self, a term paper she did on Nostradamus she did in 8th grade (conclusion: he was full of shit), and her long curiosity with palm readers (as she thinks that she has exceptionally wrinkled hands at a young age).  Now Corinne is very clear about the fact that she sees most of this as nonsense, and it’s also clear that “psychics” are mostly there to tell people what they want to hear.  Still, she got her palm quickly read on the last day of her job at a restaurant and by a “professional” who worked out of her undecorated apartment (no sense of theater).  I’ll leave the conclusions to be discovered by the reader, but it did seem to at least improve her mood both times, so these “psychics” were doing their jobs.  And hey publishers, I noticed that you mixed up the pages after the second page of “I Am Constantly Imagining the Future”.  Just in case I got some sort of special advance review copy and it’s still possible to fix it before it gets out to the rest of the world…  $3