Our Comics Ourselves

Comics in the Time of Covid-19

Our Comics Ourselves

Comics in the Time of Covid-19

Date

2021

Edition Size

5

Media

Digital print, Risograph

Binding

Box set

$ 720.00

Out of Print


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Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Library of Congress (LoC)

The British Library

University of Puget Sound

Comics in the Time of Covid is an Our Comics, Ourselves curation of 29 self-published and small press comics and ephemera, created largely during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. These pieces document times felt communally on a global scale, yet at the same time deeply personal and individual.

Subject matter overwhelmingly revolves around personal experiences of Covid-19 and lockdowns, sharing stories of sadness, humor, confusion and the moments lived by artists, discussing how they made it through an unprecedented time. Some pieces use a framing of locality, parenthood, feminism, labor, and historical contextualization.

This curation comes inside a hand-stenciled archival box.

Each box set includes:

  1. 2020 Baby, Erin Shuttleworth, 2020
  2. A Pocket Guide to Covid-19 Etiquette with Elaine Swann, Malaka Gharib/NPR, 2020
  3. Bittersweet: A Pandemic Sketchbook, Nguyên Khôi Nguyễn, 2020
  4. Confined Before Covid19: A Pandemic Anthology by LGBTQ Prisoners, A.B.O. Comix, 2020
  5. Corona Comics: a Short Run comics collection, published by Short Run Seattle, 2020
  6. Covid Times, Weng Pixin, 2020
  7. Covid Dawn, Jesse Lambert, 2020
  8. Covid Diaries, Weng Pixin, 2020
  9. Dream 19, Lauren Norby, 2020
  10. Essentials for the New Normal, Gina McMillen, 2020
  11. Great Expectations: A Social Distancing Story, Gina McMillen, 2020
  12. Heartland, Episode 16, Jan Descartes and Roxy, 2021
  13. Hand Stitched Mask/No Sew Mask, Jan Descartes, 2020
  14. I Knew I Could Do It!, Keith Warren Greiman, published online by Quarantine Public Library
  15. Living Among The Growing Numbers, Jesse Kontoniemi, 2020
  16. Lonely Species, Louise Fisher, published online by Quarantine Public Library, 2020
  17. Malarkey #5, November Garcia, published by Birdcage Bottom Books, 2020
  18. Masks 2020, Monica Johnson, 2020
  19. Me & You, Diane Fine, the Moonkosh Press, published online by Quarantine Public Library, 2020
  20. Medical Worker Paper Doll, Mylo Mendez, 2020
  21. Minimum Wage Martyrs, Taylor Hollingsworth, 2020
  22. Pandemic Poem #1, Gina McMillen, 2020
  23. Plague Journal #1, Michael Avolio, 2020
  24. Quaranzine! Vol 1 June 2020, The Unusual Network, 2020
  25. Shelter in Place (in diary-bits from the first 3 months – San Francisco…), Tyler Cohen, 2020
  26. Some Weird Things Quarantine: Issue 10, Nazli Cem, 2020
  27. The Goldilocks Zone of 2020, Gina McMillen, 2020
  28. The Summer of Maximum Learning, Shromona Das, edited and published online by Blue Jackal, 2020
  29. This is Not Our First Pandemic, Sarah Mirk, 2020