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I'm a Michiganeer who lived in Canada for a long ass time. Now I've returned to the Midwest. I like Lake Michigan, industrial splendor, fireflies, monsters, bone, ice cream mochi and black sesame caramels. My current zine is called Monstress. I've been making it since 2001 and am on my 11th issue. Each issue is organized around a different monster and then has related material--homemade pulp fiction, comics, letters, movie reviews, historical material.
Some other zines I've made: MadCow 1-10; Bacteria!; Life On Mars: A Bacteria! Comic; Seize the Means of Production; Tuebor: The Michigan Zine; Graveyard Alive: A Zombie Nurse in Love; In the Cultural Gutter; Color All Monsters! Coloring Book. You can see Monstress and some of the other zines at etsy.
I've run a lot of zine workshops for girls and young women and I also put together the zine component for Queer Reflections, a multimedia biography project for Queer seniors.
I also write about comics for The Cultural Gutter, a website dedicated to disreputable media and genres. I've been the Gutter's publisher since October, 2007. We have a book, published by Carnegie-Mellon University's ETC Press! You can follow the Gutter on Facebook , Twitter or Tumblr.
I've read twice for John Crye's You Will Not Make It In Hollywood podcast. If you'd like, you can hear me read "Frank Miller's Hot Gates" and "Godzilla vs. MechaRealism." Guess which one features me with a cold. John's a member of Fewdio, a collective that makes horror shorts. Watch'em here. And I've provided illustration for a reading of "Herbert West, Re-Animator" on Monster Island Resort Podcast.
As if that's not enough, I write about movies for the Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness Blog and was editor of the 2011 blog. (The 2011 Midnight Madness Blog is here), have written for Teleport City and am an agent of The Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit.
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I can't believe how long it's been since I updated things here. Since I last added photos or wrote, I've provided illustrations for a reading of "Herbert West, Re-Animator" at Monster Island Resort Podcast. (You can look and listen here: http://0316bfc.netsolhost.com/blog/?p=923). I had some of them made into postcards, which I'm selling at my Etsy shop.
I'm hoping to be able to start making more Monstress again, now…Continue