"A vital history rendered in raw and riveting detail." –Lauren Hough
Praise for original Life & Times zine series:
"...what every great zine should be, for me: oozing with the love and devotion the creator, as well as political, punchy, fun, informative and accessible. It's a fantastic series—eight and counting —that brings to life the lives of important butch dykes from herstory." –Art Threat
Throughout history, many women have defied society's expectations of feminine behavior and appearance in order to live a more authentic life. These short vignettes combine biographical sketches with evocative illustrations for an impact that is as bold, powerful, and inspirational as the brilliant artists, writers, and musicians they represent.
SUBJECT: Comics / Music / Queer/Trans / Art and Design / Gender / Microcosm Published
PUBLICATION: Nov 12, 2019
FORMAT: 256 pages, 5x7", hard cover
CARTON QTY: 44
ART: B&W illustrations throughout
Eloisa Aquino is a Brazilian-Canadian artist and zinester who lives and works in Montreal, where she runs the micro-press B&D Press. She was born in São Paulo (Brazil), where she made zines and worked as a journalist/translator, moving to Montreal in order to pursue a Master’s in Media Studies. Eloisa's work is focused in non-fictional illustrated narratives on queer topics, especially stories and histories at the margins.
A small, innovative publishing house, Microcosm Publishing specializes in work designed to make the reader feel good about being alive, take an active role in bettering their life, and impact the world around them. Microcosm has developed a reputation for teaching self-empowerment, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, politics, and art. Our books are printed in the USA.