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.
Stage Dreams Mel Gillman Lerner Publishing/Graphic Universe September 3, 2019 A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Three years ago, I interviewed incredible color pencil artist Mel Gillman about Stage Dreams, a young adult graphic novel they were drawing for Lerner Publishing’s imprint, Graphic Universe.READ MORE
Lorna Benji Nate Silver Sprocket May 2019 A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Lorna is a comic about a girl who loves knives, loves to threaten boys, collects skeletons, and maybe is the reason those skeletons are available to be collected. It is aboutREAD MORE
Oh hey—it’s that time again! That day—September 23rd—or week, or heck, that whole MONTH where we remember that bisexuals exist and have our own unique styles, struggles, and memes. We have a LOT of memes, y’all. https://gallusrostromegalus.tumblr.com/post/166314618898/chaoticbard-chaoticbard-are-you-a-finger-guns We also have a lot of disaster bisexuals, including me—your humble zine-loving bisexual who really meant toREAD MORE
I am sick of articles and think pieces that tell us zines are back. The more I visit zine festivals, talk to zinesters, buy zines, and check out zine libraries, the more I realize that zines never left. Zines, and the people who make them, have grown, found new avenues to reach people, and continuedREAD MORE