With a striking zero gravity cover by Maki Yamazaki, the A5 zine has 46 pages of black and white content with colour cover for £4. This issue features sixteen stories by a mixture of regular and new TGC contributors – Gill Hatcher, Iona Mowat, Coralie Bouguerra, Clare Forrest, MJ Wallace, Letty Wilson, Maki Yamazaki, Ren Wednesday, Penny Sharp, Lucy Licious, Faye Stacey, Eildh Nicolson, Shona Heaney, Jef Sinclair, and Amanda ‘Hateball’ Stewart.
Copies of Team Girl Comic 11 and most back issues are available from the TGC Etsy shop.
Also available at the convention will be TGC founder and co-editor Gill Hatcher’s The Beginner’s Guide To Being Outside, published by Avery Hill and nominated for a British Comic Award last year, and Gill’s latest self-published title The Seagull Appreciation Society. This new twenty page, colour, CD size mini-comic is about how climate change is affecting Scotland’s seabirds and apparently caused a lot of debate when it was launched at the RSPB’s Big Nature Festival in Musselburgh at the end of May.
Copies of The Seagull Appreciation Society are available at Gill’s Etsy shop.
If birds are not your thing then how about one of their mortal enemies? TGC contributor, and Roller Skates And Breakfast Dates creator, MJ Wallace will be debuting her new title, Sif Fox-Fighter. This features real life FIV+ cat Sif and MJ says of the comic, “pick up a copy and read about how the terrified and depressed wee creature we adopted became the loving furbaby he is today.” Sif came from the Cats Protection League and £1 from each copy will be donated to the charity’s Glasgow branch.
Copies of Sif Fox-Fighter will be available from MJ’s Etsy shop after the convention.
There are more details about Team Girl Comic, both the title and the collective, at the Team Girl Comic website.
There are more details of all Gill Hatcher’s work at her website.
There are more details of all MJ Wallace’s work on her Rollerskates And Breakfast Dates blog.
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