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Comics
Trouble X Check out these cool comics by Troubl X!
Queer politix
Snails
Anti-lookism
DIY
http://www.myspace.com/troublextroublex
(added 3/3/3008)

Adam Came To Visit
(IL/US)
"...this comic is great for any one that misses long distance friends, enjoys watching live music, has or wants to come to milwaukee, or just wants a fun read." Quoted from and distributed by Bottles On The Still Distro.
(added 3/9/2007)

Fun Home
(US)
"I hope I'll be forgiven for this abrupt statement: Fun Home might be the most important queer-themed graphic novel since Howard Cruse's Stuck Rubber Baby. Narratively and psychologically ambitious, this autobiographical story of Alison Bechdel's youth and her relation to her deceased father has made a very strong impression on me, for various reasons." Quoted from The Gay Comics List.
http://www.dykestowatchoutfor.com/index.php/
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added 25/7/2007)

Tough Love
(US)
"Socially relevant, fun, immediately accessible, and a bit of a soap opera, Tough Love helps gay teenagers to be more comfortable with themselves and less troubled, especially when they’re feeling alone and misunderstood." Quoted from http://www.abbycomix.com/tough_love/
abbycomix [AT] prodigy.net
(added 24/7/2007)

Steady Beat
(TX/US)
"Writer/artist Rivkah has created a compelling story, with solid art and engaging characters, focusing on a familiar theme yet with an interesting twist not often seen in comics: teenaged Leah finds a love letter written to her older sister Sarai, a letter signed by a "Jessica"... Is her sister a Lesbian? How would their Conservative politician mother react if that's the case?" Quoted from The Gay Comics List.
Rivkah
Austin, Texas
USA
2005
http://www.rivkah.com/
thegirl
[AT] rivkah.com
(added 24/7/2007)

12 days
(NY/US)
"Jackie's lover Noah is dead. And so, she decides to drink/eat/ingest over 12 days the ashes of the woman she loved, thinking that it will help in dealing with her pain. A rather unusual premise for a very subdued book." Quoted from The Gay Comics List.
June Kim
2006
nofishent [AT] earthlink.net
http://www.nofishentertainment.com/
(added 24/7/2007)

Tranzilla "Subtitled 'The story of a trannygirl who goes to the store for hormones and returns a monster', this amateur comic is definitely one of the most bizarre I've ever seen.
It begins with Missy, the transgender title character, who finds her herself short of oestrogen and goes to her doctor, a monocle-wearing big blond transgender who refuses to give her more until she stops smoking and begins to look more like a 'proper' girl... and then it gets seriously weird." Quoted from
The Gay Comics List.
Rahne Alexander
2003-
(added 24/7/2007)

Not My Small Diary
(OH/US)
"Not My Small Diary, a compilation of small press artists' auto-bio comics edited by Delaine Derry Green, was first released in 1996. Still going strong, these comic zines have attracted a diverse, talented contributor base..." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 14/6/2007)

My Small Diary
(OH/US)
"Delaine Derry Green initially created My Small Diary autobiographical comics in 1993, a year after receiving her BFA from Auburn University. The strips were initially sent for publication in such zines as Brave New Tick and White Buffalo Gazette. The first compilation zine of My Small Diary strips came out in 1995. Not My Small Diary, a compilation of other artists' auto-bio comics, was first released in 1996." Quoted from ZineWiki.
http://www.mysmallwebpage.com/
(added 14/6/2007)

AquaPirates! "AquaPirates! is a black and white minicomic created by Ainsley Yeager. She prides herself on making it as unplanned and on the spot as possible; call it comic improv. In a nutshell the comic is about the not adventures of a group of pirates who decided to be sneaky and use a submarine instead of some crap boat." Quoted from ZineWiki.
http://octopus-zombie.com/
(added 30/5/2007)

Splash
(UK)
#4 "France is not for ravers". A comic zine written and drawn by Soph. 1993. #4, #8.
Brixton, SW9
UK
(added 26/5/2007)

Indoctrination
(NY/US)
Comic zine. "I suddenly realized I was in love with some guy & I didn't know who he was I couldn't see him he was just a shadow!"
Published 1994.
Contact
FLY @ Gargoyle Mechanique Lab.
PO Box 1318
Cooper Stn.
NYC, NY 10276
USA
(added 26/5/2007)

Deep Girl
(CA/US)
#2 "A sensitive comic by Ariel Boreaux- Special Boy TRouble Issue! Featuring: Fat, naked Dolls! Yucky old boyfriends! Sex! Drunken Teenage Girls!! And...well... a little more...not much more..."
San Francisco, CA 94117
USA
(added 26/5/2007)

Dirty Plotte
(Québec/Canada & WA/US)
A comic magazine by Julie Doucet, and published by Drawn & Quarterly Publications
#2 March- 19921
#5 May 1992
#7 1993
Julie Coucet
PO Box 95475
Seattle, WA
98145-2475
USA
(added 26/5/2007)

Golden Starlet
(UK)
"Girl's Got a Gun"- This comic describes the trials and tribulations of a grrrl band from the UK- Golden Scarlet.
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
UK
(added 26/5/2007)

Radio: An Illustrated Guide
(IL/US)
"Comic that covers an episode of Public Radio International's This American Life. If you're a fan of the radio show, you have to get this." Quoted from and reviewed in Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, http://www.lcrw.net/books/reviews9.htm. Comic by Jessica Abel and Ira Glass. http://www.artbabe.com/
added (16/5/2007)

Squirrelly
(IL/US)
"Usually when I get a new zine in I scan it to see if it is to my taste or if I should send it onto a reviewer who would enjoy it more. I opened the cover and there were all these swanky hand-drawn titles in the 'Linoleum Table of Contents.' Hmm, looks interesting… then the second page has a cartoon that starts with 'Nebula, a midget
from Mexico, and her kittens Jesus and Hitler.' Surreal, a blend of fiction (maybe), and well-drawn comix..." Reviewed by Davida Gypsy Breier in Zine Reviews .
Sue Cargill
Chicago IL 60660
awkwardphobic [AT] yahoo.com
(added 26/03/2007)

Jellyroll Comix
"Shaved girlie parts, acid trips, colonic hydrotherapy & more in comic form by Kate Allen. This just may be my new favorite comic zine." Quoted and available to order from My My Distro.
(added 21/2/2007)

Extricate "Autobiographical, hand-drawn comic."
Quoted and available to order from Manifesta Distro.
(added 21/2
/2007)

What Girls Want
(New Zealand)

"What Girls Want is a new comicbook by Debra Boyask, one of the Funtime Comics people from Christchurch, most recently responsible for Adult Issues and Naughty Tales From Academia.
What Girls Want is "loosely [as always] about topics related to gender from a gendered viewpoint". Pieces include an existentially unsatisfied princess, quietly observational autobiographical moments, a pizza-eating king, an attempt to work out what boys want and a silly pun or two. Also featured is a piece by Indira Neville [of Nice Gravy]." Quoted and available to order at http://www.moonrocket.co.nz/.
(added 25/7/2006)


Dirty Gurl Chronicles

"Dirty Gurl Chronicles is a comic by Arriel, who also does the story zine glass houses.
Pig Pen is a smelly, dumpster-diving, spare-changing punk girl. She finds a leotard in a rubbish bin which transforms her into Dirty Gurl, the smelly avenger who fights the crimes of the police ("I shall oppress the oppressor!") and is rewarded with cold beer. This issue also includes a few zine reviews." Quoted and available to order at http://www.moonrocket.co.nz/.
(added 25/7/2006)


Relaxbaby
(Australia)
"Relaxbaby is an autobiographical comic by Cassandra from Melbourne, Australia.
This issue is a mixture of devastating and hilarious. Cassandra writes about a breast cancer scare, being a high school outcast, rock star crushes, getting older and resenting young people, her Year 8 boyfriend & being obsessed with Jim Morrison when she was 14." Quoted and available to order at http://www.moonrocket.co.nz/.
(added 25/7/2006)

Unlucky With Pets
(US)

"Amusing yet sad stories/comics of Kelly's beloved childhood miniature dachsund, Coco, and the story of a roommate gone mad with compassion for animals. Also, a first date that ends with euthanazia." Quoted and available to order from Moon Potatoes Distro.
(added 29/06/2006)


Girls Are Not Chicks: coloring book
(OH/US)
"Girls are not Chicks is a progressive-minded coloring book by Jacinta Bunnell & Julie Novak.  32 pages, with color cover.  Girls are not Chicks provides young people with concepts that defy and just plain irk mainstream non-empowering society and culture.  In it we find a plethora of people devoted to breaking stereotypes.  We begin with the ballerina who has a wrench in her hand, continue to a young girl wanting to overthrough a dictatorship one person at a time, to a clown who lives to do nothing more than make people laugh.  From body self-acceptance to Loving each other, this book teaches people, young and old to accept important things and to grow, reach and learn.  Bold, clear illustraitions, make it easy to color, and ending with a very entertaining biography of the collaborators." Quoted and available to order from North West Zine Works.
(added 2/06/2006)

Lovely Ugly Cruel World
(US)
from the comic artist: "LUCW is a self-published serial comic by AR about important thinkgs, like life, death, cigarettes, and getting over highschool. A recent graduate, Amelia, travels through a wasteland of annoyance, along the way meeting a depressed writer named Francis and his computer geek pal, Sam. Much of LUCW is a rambling rumination on death, change, and growing up, told with biting humor and sensitivity." (Quoted in Lovely Ugly Cruel world website).
http://www.lunar-circuitry.net/cruel_world/
(added 02/05/2006)

Art Babe
(
IL/USA)

Comics by cartoonist and writer, Jessica Abel from Chicago, Illinoise. "I am an ardent and declared feminist, not afraid of the label, but I simply allow my view of the world to inform my writing, not dictate it. My comics are implicitly feminist (because I am), but not explicitly so (because that’s not what I’m interested in writing about)."
http://www.artbabe.com/home.html

http://jessicaabel.com/
(added 27/03/2006)

Jennifer Daydreamer Jennifer explores the realms of consciousness, metaphysics, psycology and spiritual experiences in her comics.She is currently working on a 60 page comic novella.
http://www.jenniferdaydreamer.com/

(added 27/03/2006)

Girlhero
(US)
As Austin English would say: Megan Kelso creates "non-pondering, to-the-point short stories" with her award winning comics.
http://www.girlhero.com/hotel.html
(added 27/03/2006)

Likewise

"Ariel Schrag returns with the sequel series to her acclaimed works Definition and Potential in this 40-page, magazine-sized first issue. In this issue, Ariel begins the chronicle of her senior year of high school with an attention to detail and the nuances of teenage life that is as universal as her own experiences are unique. As she struggles internally with her own infatuations and conflicts, she and her friends struggle to define "it" - the elusive quality that some people seem to have, but others don't. FOR MATURE READERS." http://www.slavelabor.com/Likewise Preview/likewiseprev.html
(added 27/03/2006)


Amptoons.com
(OR/US)
Homepage for Ampersand, online-comics done by feminist cartoonist from Portland, Oregon.It includes an extensive archive of blog entrie, political comics, and other links that discuss feminism and other political issues.
http://www.amptoons.com/
(added 27/03/2006)


GRRLs in the Comix Has a gallery of superheros, readings, bibliography and links concerining grrls in comix! Calls for collaborators!
http://www.gnofn.org/~jbourg/grrls/comix/comix.htm


Miromi Daily sketches diary by miromi miromi, since 1998!
http://www.columbia.edu/~romy/newskool/

Action Girl Newsletter "Here's all you ever wanted to know about Action Girl Comics, heart of all my Action Girl Projects...Here at Action Girl Central, you'll find all sorts of Action Girl-related stuff -- info, links, fun stuff to do...and the predecessor to Action Girl, the Action Girl Newsletter is online here as well along with other zine information. Cooking, toys, links, how-to-info, how to get the comics and what's in them -- you'll find all that and more here." http://www.houseoffun.com/action/

Naughty Bitch
(WA/US)
"Welcome to the web site for any and all information about the comics of Roberta Gregory. Roberta is the creator of Bitchy Bitch, antiheroine of the acclaimed series Naughty Bits. You can find complete plot summaries and sample illustrations from Naughty Bits here, as well as information about Roberta's self-published series Artistic Licentiousness, the Bitchy Bitch comic strip, Bitchy's lesbian counterpart Bitchy Butch, Roberta's history with feminist comics in the 70s, and other stuff Roberta has done - including what she's working on for future publication!" http://www.robertagregory.com
PO Box 27438
Seattle, WA
98165
USA

Trina Robbins
(CA/US)
Trina Robbins has written extensively about women in comix , amongst the great book "From Girls to Grrlz : A History of Women's Comics from Teens to Zines" (1999). Her newest creation deals with bad goddesses, check it out!!! http://www.popimage.com/gogirl/

bitter pie
(CA/US)
A great comic zine by Tena!
PO Box 411194
San Francisco
CA 94141-1194, USA
bitterpie [AT] hotmail.com http://www.notyourbitch.homestead.com


Women Doing Comics List
(US)
Elayne is the creator of Women Doing Comics List, and she tries to gather every name she can find. (If you know of any who aren't on there and should be, please let her know!). A really cool project, check it out!!
http://www.friends-lulu.org/wdc.html


Friends of Lulu
(US)

"Friends of Lulu is a national organization whose main purpose is to promote and encourage female readership and participation in the comic book industry.
Among the goals of the organization are:
1. to increase female readership of comics
2. to promote the work of women in comics
3. to offer networking opportunities and general support to women in comics, and
4. to facilitate communication among women and men who share the organization's purpose."
http://www.friends-lulu.org


Sequential Tart
(US)
"Sequential Tart is THE grrrlzine about
comics! About 70 writers, almost all female (I think they have like one token guy), with all different kinds of opinions. It's an absolute must-read!" (Elayne)
http://www.sequentialtart.com


GoGirl!
(US)
The homepage of GoGirl! artist Anne Timmons (in collaboration with Trina Robbins).
http://homepage.mac.com/tafrin/

 


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