The last few months have been filled with some exciting events and bright spots for me. Here are some of them:

  • Eroyn Franklin, Kelly Froh, and I edited and contributed to Bloody Pussy: A Feminist Rag. You can read more about the paper in this interview that MK did with us for the Graphic Medicine website. Bloody Pussy was also featured in this very positive review from the AV Club (scroll down past the glossy alien stuff). The Library of Congress even requested a copy of it for its archives! Very proud of this paper.
  • I was invited to read at Lit Crawl Seattle with Eroyn, Natalie Dupille, and Gina Siciliano (Kelly hosted). The session was titled “Draw It Out: Indie Comix.” It was an energizing and dynamic event that exposed a new audience to the wide berth of comix that Seattle artists are creating. So happy to have been a part of Lit Crawl!
  • In anticipation of Short Run, I was interviewed for The Stranger!! Rich Smith was a dream interviewer. The conversation felt comfortable, engaging, dynamic—and like I spilled my guts but with a tub in place to make it not so messy. He’s also a genius wordsmith and a brilliant poet in his own right. Thank you, Rich!
  • Speaking of Short Run: This year’s fest was incredible. Paul Constant from The Seattle Review of Books wrote this thoughtful reflection on what made this event a stand-out for him. He really “gets” what Short Run is about and it makes his advocacy of small press and local artists and writers all the more appreciated. His piece includes a generous review of my newest books, Sea and Hitched. Paul also reviews Robyn Jordan’s new mini, “Louder.” If you get a chance to pick up a copy of Robyn’s book, do. It was a highlight of the festival for me. Thank you, Paul!