I finally made it to Junky Comics on Sunday last weekend! I'd been planning on going for months, since before it even opened. Things, life, etc, managed to get in the way, as they always do. First, of course, my partner and I went to Blackstar Coffee to grab a cold pressed coffee (yum!), then I went and entered the store.
It's filled with a huge variety of comics - sure there's not the sheer volume of comics as at Comics Etc, but there are a lot more quirky, hard to find, political, LGBTIQAP+, feminist, etc ones. They also have a section for zines! Local (and not so local) artists and writers are able to bring in some zines/comics that they have made and sell them in the store (the owner takes a commission of course).
I was super excited and picked up a whole bunch of locally written/drawn things. It took me almost an hour to decide on what I wanted as I pored over the many different books there. My partner pretty much fell asleep on the couch that they have in the back area; our interests differ a little.
I really enjoyed Queef and hope to grab more issues as they come out. "People Feelings" is an adorable piece of art that is now on one of my many bookcases. You can grab it on etsy!
I just want to quickly add a shout out to the zinesters that have been the reason I was so interested in Junky comics to begin with (I think; it opened a while ago - either way they rock) - WOOLF PACK! This is a quarterly feminist zine from local Brisbane folks. They will be at an exciting upcoming event - 2high Festival - check it out, I already bought my ticket!
This weekend adventure has spurred me to get more involved in fun things like this - I rolled through Kickstarter and backed a whole heap of things, became a Patron to Sfe on Patreon, bought an X-Files zine on etsy and started floating some zine ideas with my little sister. Stay tuned and stay awesome <3.
This blog contains posts about my personal life, as well as feminism, gender, comics, eco-friendly products and other things I find interesting. My fiction/poetry works can be found here. All posts are written by Keira Edwards-Huolohan and belong to me. Please credit me if you share them. My pronouns are they/them.
© Keira Edwards-Huolohan 2013 - 2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Keira Edwards-Huolohan with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.