Cindy Crabb

Doris #30 is full of so many treasures: capturing a swarm of bees, finding community in new places, telling tour stories, forming study groups, and so much more. In it's longest and most vital piece, Cindy interviews sexual abuse survivors and meditates on how to think differently about accountability processes.

32 pages, half-legal size.

Doris #31 is largely built on one long piece about squatting an empty beach house in Cape Cod one off-season long ago, and all the things the experience taught. But there's also: Watching baby lambs being born. What reparations can mean and look like. Good books. 

20 pages, half-letter size.

A great issue of Doris. Thinking about what it means to both have close friends and be part of a community. Gratitude for the life lessons Mom taught. A conversation with imprisoned environmental activist Marius Mason. And the first interview in Cindy Crabb's "Anarchists Over 40" series, with Portland's own Icky Dunn of the Justseeds Arts Collective.

48 pages, oblong quarter-size.

In Masculinities, Cindy Crabb (Doris) explores how we're each individually taught about what masculinity is. The zine focuses on the role models (positive or problematic or often both) who guided that education and how it played out. As she says in her introduction, she wants to "shake [masculinity] up—look at all the varied ways people are taught what it means to be a man, and where they found resistance, examples of other ways to be."

Interviews with Brontez Purnell (Since I Laid My Burden Down), Colin Atrophy Hagendorf (Slice Harvester), Larry TV (Pretty Pretty), Shane Parish (Ahleuchatistas), Tomas Moniz (Rad Dad), and others.

32 pages, half-legal size. Cover art by Icky Dunn.

Sale! Look to the Sea + The Sky: Weekly Planner Any Year is a build-your-own planner from Cindy Crabb of Doris zine. Weekly spreads with days of the week that you can fill in the dates of whenever you choose to begin. The best part: every page is adorned with a different Doris-y drawing. So lovely.

59 weeks, 128 pages. 5" 1/2 X 8" 1/2, spiral-bound. Printed by Eberhardt Press.

A back-issue fave from one of the best zines ever. Long personal stories that look both outward and inward in surprising ways. The opening piece on love is possibly one of the best Doris moments, going through the many different kinds of love, the ways it can look and the ways it can change us.

36 pages, half-letter size.

The first ten years of Doris, one of the greatest and longest-running zines of all time. Much of what makes Doris so special is summed up by Cindy in the book's introduction, "Doris is about finding a life worth living and creating a world that will allow us to live: Creating a world full of meaning, that we can thrive in, that we can come together in, where we will be heard, where we will be able to believe in ourselves, where we won't think our thoughts and emotions are crazy. A world where we will know for real we are not alone."

315 pages, wide trade paperback. Illustrated throughout.

Reading Cindy Crabb makes me remember that there is magic in words. How truths told simply, written with a certain level of reverence, can add up to something so much bigger. The Encyclopedia of Doris collects a decade of her zine, Doris. The encyclopedia has alphabetized dives into ideas, places, authors, beliefs, ways to imagine the world differently. 

"I started writing a zine because I believed in the power of telling secrets. I believed that so much of our lives were closed up and hidden—the sweet things and the scary things and the small beautiful things and the ways we learned to survive."

322 pages, trade paperback. Illustrated throughout with Cindy's iconic comics.