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    Alenka Figa

    Alenka Figa is a queer librarian and intense cat mom. She spends her days reading zines and indie comics, and twittering about D&D podcasts at @alenkafiga.

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  • Zine Review: Not Trans Enough

    Zine Review: Not Trans Enough0

    Not Trans Enough: A Compilation Zine on the Erasure of Non Passing and Non Conforming Trans Identified People Editor: Eddie Jude Contributors: Megan Madden, Travis Alabanza, Tasha Tristan, Rhiannon Rober, Thryn Hare, Janae Shepherd, Amndissolved, Taylor Heywood, Maëlys Lecastor, Dani Ko Flux, Aya Mccabre, Dmitri-Coco Miller, Geoff, PAiNt, Rex Leonowicz, Rory, Clementine Morrigan, Girlie Wilson,

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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