In this episode we take a road trip to Illinois and visit artist Zach Mory, whose drawings connect comic book aesthetics to the history of midwestern magical realism and contemporary politics. We talk about his role as an artist working today, as well as, power necks.

Notes – In this episode Zach mentions Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo(https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-fitzcarraldo-1982), Philip Guston (https://www.moma.org/artists/2419), Capital City Distribution (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_City_Distribution), Nexus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_(comics), The Badger (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badger_(comics)#:~:text=The%20Badger%20is%20a%20fictional,Comics%20also%20ceased%20all%20publications., Gertrude Abercrombie (https://hyperallergic.com/459812/a-surrealist-painter-who-collaborated-with-the-chicago-jazz-scene/), and Fred Hampton (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Hampton).