Cartoonist Emily Flake Turns Alt-Weekly Feature into Book

august 17, 2007  11:45 am
Last year, the creator of the comic strip "Lulu Eightball" did a comics feature for Baltimore City Paper about her her love/hate relationship with cigarettes, which is now been adapted into book form. These Things Ain't Gonna Smoke Themselves: A Love/Hate/Love/Hate/Love Letter to a Very Bad Habit was released by Bloomsbury this month. In a conversation with Philadelphia City Paper, Flake says she's once again a smoker, and that it took her "a great many cigarettes" to write the book. She also offers sage advice to anyone trying to get someone else to quit smoking: "Refuse to kiss them on the mouth. While you're fucking them."