Zines

The latest in cartoonist Kyle Bravo's autobiographical comics, this issue of Forever and Everything is the "feeling bad then feeling better" issue. Comics on parenting, depression, coffee, therapy, alcohol, Willie Nelson, Charlie Brown, and living in New Orleans.

36 pages, half-letter size, risograph printed.

In this, the "pre-pandemic naivete" issue, we get comics about parenting, reading while walking, and explaining second-wave ska to children. Gorgeously printed.

40 pages, quarter-size, risograph printed.

In the "obligatory coronavirus" issue, we get comics about the pandemic. Life as a high school art teacher, worries, hobbies, boredom, so many questions.

40 pages, quarter-size, risograph printed.

A wonderful zine about gleaning, otherwise known as "harvesting surplus produce and giving it to people who otherwise might not have access to fresh fruit and veggies." But it's also so much more than that, as well: Glean Zine is a compact introduction to food waste the world over and how we can begin thinking differently about our food habits.

Gorgeous comics and illustrations from the one-and-only Nicki Sabalu (DIY or Don't We) throughout. (Plus charts and graphs and many other well-informed things.)

36 pages, cut half-letter size.

Last copy The second issue of the excellent movies of the 1930s zine, A Great and Terrible Golden Age. Within: a Joan Crawford rich person solo sport montage, Soviet sci-fi, the pompous genius of "the fifth Marx Brother" Margaret Dumont, Greta Garbo's only rom-com, and Ernst Lubitsch galore!

Contributions from Emily Alden Foster, Bethany Simard, Yvonne Li, Emily Parrish, Lindsey Simard, Robert Dynamite, Tessa Brunton, and Joshua James Amberson.

56 pages, quarter-size.

Hedwig Lives: The Complete Collection of Fan Theories that Proves Harry Potter's Owl Still Lives is the best Harry Potter conspiracy theory zine around. Meticulous analysis of the source texts by Paul DeGeorge of long-running Harry Potter fan band (and wizard-rock inventors), Harry and the Potters.

Comes with an iron-on patch! (For true believers.)

Illustrations throughout by Cameron Lamontagne. 12 pages, half-letter size.

A relatable comic zine from Sarah Mirk about how the pandemic threw everything into question. How the Pandemic Made Me Rethink Gender manages to be a sweet, serious, and humorous meditation on what it means to perform gender when the audience is gone. 

12 pages, 5" x 5" square.

Hugs is a disarmingly sweet and tender art zine. I first read it after having a series of very dramatic and romantic hugs with a long-time crush — those first post-vaccination hugs were wild, I felt this electric jolt that's kinda been on my mind ever since. I think it's fair to say that this zine is about that electric-jolt-feeling, that special moment of connection and non-verbal communication and interpersonal magic that can happen between people. It's also beautifully designed, with wistful illustrations and charming hand-lettering.

12 pages, 6" x 6". 

Ten zinesters talk about an album they love. From The Wipers to The Breeders, Elton John to Ol' Dirty Bastard. With great pieces from Billy McCall (Last Night at the Casino), Katie Haegele (The La-La Theory), and Ed Tillman (Manfiesto). My personal favorite: a delve into five forgotten '90s soundtracks.

I F#cking Love This Album is a quick, fun, and affordable read that has a charming made-on-a-word-processing-program-in-1994 aesthetic.

12 page, half-letter size.

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.