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.
On August 7th, Target announced that they were eliminating gender-based signage from their toy department. Proponents of the changes celebrated, and opponents released a flurry of negative media coverage. When I discovered the backlash exploding all over Facebook and Twitter I was pretty surprised, because this isn’t a very big change. The move to separateREAD MORE
When no one will listen to your voice, you must make them listen. A fundamental part of zine and DIY culture is that it provides a space for marginalized people to meet others like them and be heard. While self-publishing comes with its own hurdles—many of them financial—zines are special because even if the paperREAD MORE
Blood Root: Issue Three Canaries by Haan Lee, Jezinkas by Noel Franklin (Writer and Artist) and CB Webb (Letterer), Dead Rain by Ram V (Writer and Letterer), Kishore Mohan (Artist), and Merryn John (Letterer), Cover Art by Aatmaja Pandya and Interior Cover Art by Shing Yin Khor Sawdust Press Limits are good. Limits are also bad. These are contradictory truths with whichREAD MORE
I love webcomics. Some would say I’m obsessed, but I like to think of my love in a more positive light: I’m just voracious. However, I’ve also got an Android phone, so the comic apps I can access are somewhat limited. While I’ve been dreaming about the day when Comic Chameleon is finally available forREAD MORE