Zines

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. 

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.

A comprehensive guide to mental health herbalism! Arranged by symptom rather than plant, this guide is easier to use and more accessible than most. Questioning common views on mental health, the zine also offers a lot of words about living in an out of balance world.

Covered within: anxiety, depression & despair, insomnia, hormone-related stress, substance use & recovery, bipolar, and more.

40 pages, half-letter size.

In For Your Health, Anna Jo Beck provides a primer to health insurance in the United States—in all its complex, ever-changing, inhumane glory. Within: defining how health insurance works, choosing an insurance plan, mitigating cost, and so much more. The best part: Beck's brief history of health insurance in America and her thoughts and insights on the corrupt system people in this country are navigating.

From Beck's Biff Boff Bam Sock zine series. 32 pages, half-letter size.

The Kytchyn Witche is a guide to using simple, natural ingredients for your body and home. It's a straightforward zine that helps you look at household products differently and gives simple recipes for making your own household cleaners and body care creations.

Balms, essential oil steams, infusions, growing/harvesting/preserving herbs, and much more.

24 pages, half-letter size, sewn binding.

A fascinating scrapbook of headlines from the pandemic. Photos, pieces of articles, charts and graphs from along the way, laid out chronologically without additional commentary. 

64 pages, quarter-size.

The new edition of Reclaiming Our Ancient Wisdom: Herbal Abortion Procedure and Practice for Midwives and Herbalists​ is a deeply researched "guide for practiced herbalists and midwives to better serve the women of their communities." Benefits and safety issues, historical context, herbal implantation inhibitors, and so much more.

Beautifully illustrated with botanical drawings from Gerard’s Herbal and other early texts. 40 pages, offset print, archival dust-jacket.

In this issue of Somnambulist, Martha Grover gathers thirteen different people to tell stories of being stuck—physically, metaphorically, or spiritually. Watercolored portraits accompany a wide range of stories and emotions.

44 pages, half-letter size. Screenprinted covers.

A single, long-form essay about Martha's journey through Cushing's disease and Addison's disease, and the lingering tumor she's chosen to not demonize or see as something separate. The Starfish is a surprising and exciting meditation on what it means to be in a body.

12 pages, half-letter size.

For the past 17 years, Portland memoirist and illustrator Martha Grover has been publishing Somnambulist zine, an expansive and playful look at the world at large (and easily one of the best zines running today).

This pack includes all eight in-print issues of Somnambulist (a $35 value for $25!). All proceeds go straight to Martha's brain surgery recovery fund. Help a great writer, get a pile of amazing zines. 

284 pages of good times.