Alenka Figa is a queer, feminist librarian. She spends her days thinking about how to effectively sing to babies and twittering about comics and her cat at @alenkafiga.
Fashion Forecasts Yumi Sakugawa Retrofit September 2018 It can be difficult to look forward to a new year, especially as the world moves in a downward progression politically and morally. There’s a pressure to reflect on the past year, which means considering how we’ve grown, but also remembering all the negative experiences and difficulties. Fortunately,READ MORE
Chlorine Gardens Keiler Roberts Koyama Press September 11th, 2018 A copy of this book was provided by the publisher for review. On October 5, Quimby’s Bookstore hosted Keiler Roberts and Jessica Campbell for a reading of their newest books, respectively – Chlorine Gardens and XTC69. Both creators made us laugh with their unique styles ofREAD MORE
John, Dear Laura Lannes Retrofit Comics September 2018 Content warning: This comic depicts an abusive relationship and abuse is discussed in the review. John, Dear by Laura Lannes is not an easy comic to read. In terms of construction and artistry, it should be; Lannes uses holes and a physical body’s literal descent into emptinessREAD MORE
‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin spice and spoopy, which is fantastic news for those of us who love horror. My favorite thing about the genre is its expansiveness. A horror story can be a traditional ghost or haunted house story, or a tale of body and psychological horror that reminds us of ourREAD MORE