Zines

Comics about working for a shellfish company. Loosely existing in the realm of counterculture comics from generations past, Bivalve Blues captures a very Pacific Northwest, very Olympia brand of soggy grumpiness.

16 pages, half-letter size.

The second part of Olympia comic artist and screenprinter K.J. Rollins' Bivalve Blues series. Shellfish headaches, brokedown boats, and a lot of getting rained on.

16 pages, half-letter size.

The new issue of Black Tea is a mixtape of Jason Martin's comics from recent years. Within: good-deed tollbooths, dumb bottle caps, a friend's pet peeve, a favorite coworker at the library, a dead baby deer, the computer simulation that life might be, a tribute to San Francisco's Aquarius Records, and a really sweet one about a childhood business card collection. 

32 pages, half-letter size.

From Seattle comic artist Sydney Chavan, Bod is a short dive into body image, media messages about women's weight, and personal comfort and health. Smart, honest, playful and serious at once, briefly cosmic.

Color cover, B&W inside. 16 pages, cut half-legal size. 

Essays and comics about cats from the likes of Katie Haegele, Keet Geniza, Mardou, Joe Biel, Trista Vercher, and Nicholas Beckett. Highlight: a wild, long-form fairytale cat comic from Dame Darcy of MeatCake fame!

36 pages, half-letter size.

The quarantine issue of everyone's favorite cat zine, Cat Party! Comics, illustrations, and essays about cat friends and being at home.

Art and words from Jay McQuirns, Christa Dippel, Missy Kulik, Vanessa Berry, Jackie Soro, Joseph Carlough, Keiko Ishibashi, and Helen Kaucher.

32 pages, half-letter size.

A highly enjoyable series of comics adapted from music biographies. Within: Bob Dylan's makeshift Blood on the Tracks backing band, Kurt & Courtney's mac-and-cheese trials, John & Yoko's primal scream therapy, John Coltrane being a good guy, Mike Watt wearing a pumpkin on his head, the feuds of J Mascis & Lou Barlow, and Kristin Hersh's evil self.

40 pages, half-letter size.

Comic artist Jason Martin's Covers has long been one of our favorites and we're so thrilled about this long-awaited second issue. These "covers album"-style comic adaptations of his favorite stories about musicians are just a joy. 

In this issue: Sonic Youth's trailer of stolen gear, Keanu Reeves' ice skating rink 30th birthday party with Thurston Moore and Mike Watt, Alex Zhang Hungtai of Dirty Beaches' getting banned from the U.S., Juliana Hatfield's sold guitar, Jim O'Rourke's stuffed animals of protection, and Neil Young's brief imagined life as a salmon.

36 pages, half-letter size.

A series of short comics that look closely at insecurity and social media. Relatable, honest, kind. 

12 pages, half-letter size.

Temporary sale! In her short illustrated essay A Few Good Boys, M. Sabine Rear writes about growing up surrounded by art from straight white men and the hoops she had to go through to relate to it. She also writes about the men she holds onto, and her dread that they might one day be revealed as monsters.

16 pages, quarter-size.