Zines

Bending Spoons: A Field Guide to Ableist Microaggressions is an illustrated guide to the types of questions and comments M. Sabine Rear experiences as a blind woman in public. A crucial read for able-bodied people hoping to better understand the experience of living with a disability.

24 pages, oblong quarter-size.

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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. 

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An exploration of the body, one part at a time, by Tomas Moniz. Written as poems, but reading more like vignettes or small essays about how complicated it is just to exist in your own frame. These pieces are sweet, emotionally heavy, sexy, and sometimes really funny. They are so honest that it leaves you wishing for that same openness in yourself, to be so unashamed of what we carry around and what we desire...[ continued ]

In Delicate Pipes, Erin Dorney (I Am Not Famous Anymore) creates a distilled personal history of digestive issues. Coming at the material from a variety of different approaches and interspersing collage work, Delicate Pipes is part personal zine, part art object.

20 pages, quarter-size, full-color.

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A primer on how not to be a dick. Don't Be a Dick! serves as an introductory guide to understanding consent, toxic masculinity, rape culture, the porn industry, and more. Well-written and accessible.

36 pages, half-letter size, revised edition, cover colors vary.

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Empathy Exercise places the classroom exercise of putting a blindfold on to imagine being blind against the daily reality of being blind. Through M. Sabine Rear's stunning comic panels, the juxtaposition points out both the limitations of the exercise and the false narratives it perpetuates.

16 pages, oblong quarter-size.

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In a series of interviews with queer women and non-binary folks, Fear, Safety, & Femmes examines what safety looks like. What places and people create a sense of safety? Which qualities in people create a sense of danger? What self-defense tools and techniques do people use to feel safer?

20 pages, cut half-letter size.

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In How Are You?, Moe Bowstern reviews cancer. What comes out of these "reviews" is a tale of being changed—feeling different on a fundamental level and not being able to explain it to anyone. The zine is real, sad, hilarious, and wise as all hell. 

"One of the more exciting experiences we can have as human beings is almost dying," Moe writes. "Brushes with death don't need to be all that close to have a tremendous impact on our psyches, reminding us the close line we walk between the worlds at all times...[ continued ]

Interiors is a collection of comics from M. Sabine Rear on self-care, inspiration, and being a "blind lady around town." Traversing a range of emotions, conquering a myriad of daily challenges.

44 pages, cut half-legal size.

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A zine of art and writing to benefit the Mütter Museum, the well-loved weirdo medical museum in Philadelphia. Essays, lyrics, poetry, and photography, plus comics about Einstein's brain and tourniquet tips.

Named after the classic Murder City Devils song and with contributions from: Spencer Moody (of MCD), Katie Haegele, Ben Chisholm, Defectivepudding, Ally Shwed, Joe Carlough, Jay McQuirns, lauren...[ continued ]