Zines, comics, art, and we’ll see what else ends up here! If you are interested in commissioning a piece, trading zines, submitting to a zine, saying hello, etc. you can e-mail me at: sassyfrasscircus [at] gmail [dot] com. I tweet at @jennabrager
Not to be all “oh hey internet buy things from me” but I’m seriously considering what body parts I can sell over here, and I just opened a web store. So you know, if you want to help a teacher out and also own some art that might one day be worth at least the same as you’re buying it for. Like ABBA says, “take a chance on me.”
I highly endorse Sassyfrass Circus for all your queer zine needs. Full disclosure, I contributed to “Long Distance" so you should buy it because… if you’re following me you know I’m awesome and you want to read my shit.
Some 1930s babes, drawn by Jenna Brager (via Historical imaging | Sassyfrass Circus)
I recently started drawing a piece about physical memory that I ended up not finishing–I’ll probably return to it in another guise at some point–and decided to ink the first two panels to play with some different styles.
Like many people invested in old things (thinking of course of garçonnière), I love the history of objects, the way they carry memory and affect across time and space. One of my most treasured possessions is this gold bangle that I inherited from my Oma–one of a set of seven, for the seven days of the week that my Opa loved her. During WWII, they were imprisoned in an internment camp in France which was bombed. My grandfather, a toddler at the time, was playing with the bracelets in the dirt when the bombs started to fall, and in the haste of their escape, my Oma always said, she lost her “Sunday”. This was a story we grew up with–part of my family mythology. When I was given the bracelet, and slid it over my hand, I couldn’t imagine how they even got them off my Oma’s wrist. I always imagined them as a part of her body. So that’s what I had started drawing about.
so fucking good to read this when i’m thinking of quitting the internet. this reminds me why i stay.
okay, so when you take something off the internet and it’s not directly from an artist’s site, you still should credit it.
flowchart by jenna brager, for share or die.
you guys, jbee is so fancy, this piece was totally used in a NYT article.
CREDIT IS AWESOME! and so is j. bee, and so is this depressingly accurate flowchart.
Archiving the Underground, a discussion facilitated by J.Bee and Jami Sailor, featuring Prof. Mimi Thi Nguyen (Gender & Women’s Studies/ Asian American Studies, University of Illinois) and Nell Taylor (Chicago Underground Library).
At the Chicago Zine Fest, March 26th @ 3 PM, Workshop Rm. 1
I’m seriously so freaking upset I’m going to miss the Chicago Zine Fest. I want to go so badly! Instead, I’ll be on the megabus. *tears of frustration and woe*
OKAY THIS IS MAKING ME SO JEALOUS. also just as i’ve been thinking i need to find a way to meet mimi and j. bee in the flesh…