Tony Fitzpatrick spins magical tales from his own history and that of his beloved city Chicago via drawing-collages, vivid combinations of drawing, text and applied elements like matchbooks, postcards, gambling slips and ballgame stubs. Images of Chicago, its people, its mysteries, its stories, and the extraordinary influence these stories have had on Fitzpatrick's life. He gives us fantasy and fact, great architectural landmarks and obscure neighborhood bars, and his own great heroes, real and imagined. Chicago is a city of sports legends and wild politics, but it is also a city of real, everyday people, people who have made Chicago into Fitzpatrick's Bombay. Fitzpatrick's work is informed by wide reading, an astounding imagination, a vast inventory of memorabilia (factual and imaginary), and a great love for the Windy City. This beautifully boxed set includes all three volumes in this evocative series. Co-published with La Luz de Jesus.
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