ZINES AND STICKERS
Zines are hand-made and self-published booklets with a history that connects them to other forms of DIY writing including pamphlets, chap books, and blogs. They are an incredibly accessible and flexible format, which allows for a range of stories and experiences and styles, and they have been an important space for feminist, queer, and other radical voices to find a platform. Anyone can make a zine – including you!
I have been reading zines and teaching them in my gender studies classes since the early 1990s. But I didn't make my own zines until 2016 at the age of 51. During a health crisis I started drawing and writing about my experiences and those early rough drawings turned into an ongoing art practice. My zines are a mix of personal and political, and address such topics as the aftermath of cancer treatment, living in the desert, social justice, and dogs. I combine simple line drawings with brief narrative and sometimes collage.
I tabled at my first zine fest in 2018 and I love interacting with people who read and buy my work. After years of attending zine events, it has been exciting to be on the other side of the table and I have felt so welcomed by the zine community. Even as I now create other kinds of art, making/selling/trading zines continues to be a central part of my practice and my understanding of myself as an artist.
Prices below. Email me for payment options (Venmo/Paypal).
NERD (3 issues)
N.E.R.D. refers to "no evidence of recurrent disease." This zine is about living with uncertainty, when you are in a stage that oncology doctors like to call surveillance
(24 pages; b&w; 4.25" x 5.5")
$2 each ($5 for set)
Phrases from friends and teachers that helped sustain me during cancer treatment, imagined as a series of maps offering directions
(26 pages; 8.5" x 5.5"; color on cardstock).
This zine is about the tenuous coexistence of human and animal life that I observe on my daily walks at the northern edge of Joshua Tree National Park
(24 pages; 8.5" x 5.5"; b&w on cardstock).
A Piece of the Pie
Love Pie? Love social justice? This zine takes the metaphor "A Piece of the Pie" literally by playfully imagining pies as vehicles for liberation
(36 pages; 7" x 8.5"; color).
Superbloom Coloring Book
Finding sustainable ways to appreciate the beautiful desert wildflower superblooms!
(12 pages; 7" x 8.5"; b&w).
Finalist for a 2019 Broken Pencil zine award for best Perzine!
"Memento Mori" means "remember, we all must die." How then do we approach death?
(20 pages; 8.25" x 3.5"; b&w).
Lexicon of Dogitude
Because sometimes you just want to make puns and do cute dog drawings!
(24 pages; 4.25" x 5.5"; color).
The Last Bottle of Water
What does it take for us to stop buying water in plastic bottles?
(20 pages; 4.25" x 5.5"; b&w).
This zine juxtaposes random snippets of conversation I heard over the course of one week with fragments from the local newspaper over the same period
(24 pages; 5.5" x 4.25"; b&w).
Love is an Infinite Resource 2" x 3" rectangle - $1
More than Adequate 2" x 3" rectangle - $1
Cautiously Optimistic 2" x 3" rectangle - $1
Dog Days of Summer 2" x 3" oval - $1
Piece of the Pie 1.5" x 1.5" round - 50c