Northwest Press is still out on the east coast doing shows (come see us at PAX EAST this weekend!) and we’ve picked up some fun new books along the way.
Eth’s Skin by Sfē
The first part of a gorgeous, quiet fable set in an alternate version of a Canadian seaside town with selkies, merpeople, and land-dwellers. Wonderfully gender-ambiguous/free, beautifully drawn, and has a story that will draw you in within just a few pages.
Connecticut Queercore and Punk Against the Patriarchy
Great little zine that hopes to unite like-minded punks and promote stuff that goes against the grain of the dudebro punk scene.
In which Carlo Quispe shares lots of STI/HIV testing info for New Yorkers, drawings of the facilities, and little stories of the folks who pass through their doors.
NJ: The Legend Reborn with a Twist
Part one of a story about a demon child born in 1750 in New Jersey, who ends up a captive in a circus sideshow. Reminded me of Any Hartman’s “Amy Unbounded” in places, because of its whimsical and sweet depictions of the characters, but the overall story is darker and more menacing. I want to see more!
A wild ride with artificial humans, death and rebirth, multiple copies of people—who is real? There’s so much packed into these first three issues that you’ll want to read and re-read them to get it all. It’s worth it!
FAQNP: FAQNP’s A Queer Nerd Publication Issue 4
A great, thick zine about queer nerdery, with an interview with Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), a comic about synthetic exes by Lawrence Ferber and Kelvin Lo, “Hot Men of the Monster Manual” by Bill Roundy, some trippy Battlestar Galactica slash fic, an essay about Phillip K. Dick by Tom Cardamone, and tons more.
You’re Doing it Wrong! #4-5
Fantastic feminist musings from Stevie Wilson that will have you nodding your head, gritting your teeth, and laughing out loud. Excellent personal explorations of queer and female identities, costumery and clothing, mansplaining, and comics culture gatekeepers.
DASH: The Case of the Mysterious Zita Makara
A really well-executed gay detective noir story with enough twists and turns in the first issue that you’re immediately hooked and need to know what happens next. (There will be some exciting news about DASH very soon!)