Look up the term “Milwaukee gem” in a dictionary and you’ll find an impeccably illustrated picture of Lion’s Tooth. Cris Siqueira and Shelly McClone-Carriere launched the local company in late 2019 as a graphic novel and alt-comic subscription service. In March 2021, the duo opened a must-visit physical store at 2421 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. in Bay View. Now, one pandemic, one haunting, and countless events later, Siqueira and McClone-Carriere are preparing to celebrate the two-year anniversary of their brick-and-mortar store in style.
On Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., folks can drop by Lion’s Tooth and enjoy a full day of art, music, and, of course, grimoire cookbooks. That last bit will be supplied by Milwaukee artist Luke Chappelle. Chappelle’s “Arcana de Flora” grimoire cookbook was sent to Lion’s Tooth subscribers in January 2020 in the form of a zine; on Saturday, pen-and-ink pages/recipes from that project will be on display in the store. Will McClone-Carriere prepare and serve vegan and non-vegan versions of the “Palm of Hearts Salad”? Yes she will.
Meanwhile, DJ Rum Revere will provide weird and wonderful music throughout the day, and Siqueira promises additional “raffles, treats, and surprises.” Fun!
Are you a Lion’s Tooth regular? See you Saturday! Never stopped in before? See you Saturday!
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