Comics and Zines

“”It Can’t All Be Sorrow”: Confronting Trauma Through Television in Marvel’s WandaVision” is a critical comic created over the summer and fall of 2021 for my women’s studies certificate in my PhD program. The comic analyzes WandaVision (2021) through a crip feminist trauma studies perspective, exploring how the character Wanda Maximoff uses a magically-enhanced form of “déjà viewing” to foster her negotiation of power and (re) construction of self, allowing her to live with her trauma and the possibilities created from it.

Bryan and Dustin in Volume One is a little comic I made for my boyfriend for Christmas in the fall of 2021, featuring the two of us in silly little scenarios loosely and not-so-loosely based on conversations and experiences we’ve had.

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer zine was made in the fall and winter of 2020 when I (and many others) turned to nostalgic TV to cope with everything going on.

Check out some of the pages below, and if you’re interested in purchasing a copy, head to my contact page!

“It’s Not a Witch Hunt, It’s a Reckoning”: Television’s Magical Feminine Rage in the #MeToo Era” was a poster presentation I gave at the Fan Studies Network of North America Conference in October of 2020. While the paper was still a work in progress, this zine helped me find my argument and organize my thoughts.

“”Bobby…You’re Gay”: Marvel’s Iceman, Performativity, and Queer Visibility” is a section of my NYU master’s thesis that was edited down and published in The Routledge Companion to Gender and Sexuality in Comic Book Studies.

Every once in a while I draw little comics about myself for my instagram.