Arts Desk

“Hey Girl” Comic Book/7″

Hey, what a nice package!

Oh! I apologize, that wasn't a come-on. I was just examining this Hey Girl comic book/7". Carefully assembled by illustrator/songwriter Erin McCarley (ex-Problems), Hey Girl takes a multimedia approach–including drawings, songs, and elegantly silk-screened cover art–to addressing male-douchebaggery in its myriad insidious guises.

"Oh Jesus, really? I don't want to have your baby," sings McCarley on weary piano ballad "The End", expressing an exhaustion/disdain that will not be unfamiliar to any young lady who has spent a week night sitting around at The Black Cat's Red Room opting out of lascivious and undesired advances. Andy Gale (The Shirks, Haram) not only contributes drums, but also shows off his impressive acting chops by giving voice to said creeps and cads.

You can order Hey Girl online here or here, but copies will also be on sale at Crooked Beat Records and Black Cat's upcoming "Rock n' Shop" event.

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