The ‘We’en Issue


Jeremy Bourque—looking badass in his 1986 human fly costume—is the star of our cover this week. To this day, both his mom and dad—Lynn and Bruce—are proud of the costume, which they completed sometime between 4 and 5 am on the big day.

The wings, constructed by Bruce, were made out of coat hanger wire covered in sheer curtains and finished with magic marker. The head and eyes, also by Bruce, were made using a hockey helmet and a styrofoam egg sawed in half. The egg was indented carefully using the cover of a pen and outlined with marker.

Finally, the whole thing was covered in brown material to match the body of the costume, which was made by Lynn.

Cover design by Elling Lien.

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As the curtain opens on The Satchmo’ Suite, Hubert is panicking. He was asked to perform the first Bach Suite for solo cello, but he just can’t seem to get past a particular point in the piece.     In his desperate hour he conjures up the image of Louis Armstrong in his hotel room mirror. […]

6 July 2006

  1. Michelle Bourque · July 6, 2006

    Awesome. Good work mom and dad!

  2. Erin Best · July 6, 2006

    Haha! Jeremy! You should do an honourary replica of this costume for your little one – that is, unless L & B still have it.