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    Alenka Figa

    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.

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  • Stop Telling Women How to Feel

    Stop Telling Women How to Feel0

    This is not a piece of hard-hitting journalism. I didn’t bury myself under a mountain of research before sitting in front of my computer to write, and that is on purpose. I’m here to talk feelings, because I am sick of women being policed for expressing their real and legitimate emotions.

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  • Get On With Ron: Ronald Wimberly, Cartoonist in Profile

    Get On With Ron: Ronald Wimberly, Cartoonist in Profile3

    You may have heard of Ronald Wimberly. Perhaps you discovered him through The Nib when they published “Lighten Up,” in which he discusses being told by an X-Men editor to lighten a character’s skin, and then elaborates on the complexity of skin tone, race, ethnicity, and mainstream comics’ narrow view on the subject. Maybe you’re a

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  • How to Make a Zine the Chicago Zine Fest Way

    How to Make a Zine the Chicago Zine Fest Way0

    Hey there, baby zinesters! Have WWAC’s zine reviews left you itching to create something of your own? You’re in luck, because Chicago Zine Fest (CZF) organizers Savay, Heather and Johnny Wawrzaszek graciously taught my artist-friend Bike Morch and me a simple binding technique. The Chicago Publishers Resource Center (CHIPRC) lent us their space for this

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  • Review: Beyond: The Queer Sci Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology

    Review: Beyond: The Queer Sci Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology1

    Beyond: The Queer Sci Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology Editor: Sfé R. Monster Assistant Editor: Taneka Stotts Beyond Cover Artist: Levi Hastings Beyond Interior Artist: Evan Dahm Contributors: Gabby Reed, Rachel Dukes, Niki Smith, Reed Black, Christianne Goudreau, Taneka Stotts, Ted Closson, Wm Brian MacLean, Blue Delliquanti, Shing Yin Khor, Kiku Hughes, Jon Cairns, Sfé

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