Boo! Our Ghosts issue is full of séances, summonings, and old-timey scientists investigating the spirit world. We’re also pumped to welcome our new Comics Crush reviewer, Anna Bongiovanni. Explore her haunted web comics roundup here.
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In this issue: Fiction by Jeremy Sim, Alexandria Lenzi, and adrienne maree brown. Poetry by Ashton Saunders, Ann Cefola, Hannah Jarvis, Karen Rigby, Rebecca Dutsar, and MeeSoh Bossard. Comics and art by Marnie Galloway, Michael DeForge, Kara Sievewright, Fiona Avocado, Theo Ellsworth, Julia Gfrörer, and Yumi Sakugawa.
Art © 2015 by Michael DeForge
This Issue Excerpts
"When Words and Pictures Collide"
The fabulous Anna Bongiovanni has agreed to be our Comics Crush reviewer! We chatted with them about what makes comics so great.
Artist Allies: Yumi Sakugawa
"One thing I am slowly reteaching myself is the pure joy of creating." Friend of Cicada Yumi Sakugawa shares straight talk on the indie arts life.
Cicada Census: A Personality Quiz for Your Poltergeist
Is a restless spirit causing a ruckus in your home? Take this quiz to find out what kind of poltergeist you're hosting!
Anna Bongiovanni reviews web comics by Rose Bousamra, Caitlin Rose Boyle, Emily Carroll, and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell
Writer's Manifesto: Little Spirit Crowd
an Interview with adrienne maree brown
"I think places where creativity and death have converged feel thick with mystery."