Tender Buttons is a fusion of collage and flash fiction and was lovingly created by Ellie Anglin. Each full-colour booklet is numbered, signed and hand-bound by the artist, and has a one-of-a-kind collaged book sleeve.
“After surviving a mysterious and dark childhood, an emotionally stunted narrator struggles with mental illness, self-injury, and to reconcile her queerness with her strange spiritualism. Our deeply repressed and simple heroine’s true sadness is only glimpsed at through frequent cracks in the delirious, slavish narrative about her prized Button Collection. The accompanying collages serve to open these cracks wider, giving a literal glimpse of her true desperation. If you like flash fiction, collage, and strange, sad women, Tender Buttons might be the one for you.”
Self-Published in Toronto, Ontario in 2012.
76 pp. ISBN # 978-0-9879898-0-2, $12
Tender Buttons can be purchased from Ellie at ‘zine and art shows throughout the city, as well as at Art Metropole (1490 Dundas Street W, Toronto), or online at etsy.com/shop/ellieanglin