Episode 346: Edie Fake

23Jun

Released last year on Secret Acres, Little Stranger presented a much welcome retrospective of Edie Fake’s more recent comics work. The book collects an assortment of pieces published in various zines and anthologies since his seminal series, Gaylord Phoenix. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, Fake currently resides in the California desert of Joshua Tree. Here he largely focuses paintings influenced by a range of topics, including nature, architecture and trans and nonbinary sexuality — themes that have also been pervasive in his comics work. A guest of honor at New York’s MoCCA Fest, Fake sat down for wide-ranging discussion on urban life, art and identity.