Listing Tag: memoir

One Year In: Stand-Up Comedy

SPX Logo

Stand-up comedy is a gateway drug. Once you get hooked on the feeling of making an audience love you with their laughter– you’ll chase that dragon into other forms: Improv. Sketch. Musical comedy…

One Year In: Stand-Up Comedy is a collection of true-life reflections from Alyssa Truszkowski’s first year trying to be a stand-up comedian. In this mini-comic, debuting at SPX 2016, she shares her personal stories about telling her personal stories on stage and how it’s changed her life forever.

The Catalogue (Vol. 1)

I grew up in a crazy cat lady household. The question, “how many cats did you have?” is not one that I answer. But… It’s important to know that I love every cat in the entire world. Every. Single. One. I fall for them instantly as soon as I meet them, and my heart breaks when they’re gone. This is my starting point. This is my baseline. I am a CAT PERSON. These are the stories of the cats that I’ve known and loved the most. And there have been so, so many of them. Let’s begin.

The Catalogue (Vol. 2)

I had a theory when I was growing up. I imagined that there was a waiting list of cats that lived in the vicinity of our house. As soon as we would take one stray in, another would always appear soon after. Where we lived was quiet and lush, and a countless parade of cats could easily lurk in mysterious locations, waiting for their turn to reveal themselves. One such cat who emerged in turn was Big White, named for his two obvious features. Looking at him outside, he seemed so imposing. But we had a strategy for earning the trust of stray cats…

Our Mother

40 color pages, 7×9.5 inches (178x241mm), saddle stitch comic book, ISBN 978-1940398587

I Thought You Hated Me

64 black and white pages, 9.5×7 inches (241×178 mm) perfect bound softcover graphic novel, ISBN 978-1940398495

This is My Memory of First Heartbreak, Which I Can’t Quite Piece Back Together

This flipbook represents a single moment of heartbreak. One who flips experiences the feeling of this highly emotional moment through a series of colorful, shifting environments, while the subjects of said heartbreak remain static and exchange parting words. Based on digital graphic memoir that is available for demo, soon to be released on the world More Info »

Weird Me (Vols. 3 & 4)

Once upon a time, I was the moderately successful teenage webmaster of a “Weird Al” Yankovic fan site. From minor notoriety, to jet-setting for concerts, to earning a stalker, each volume of Weird Me showcases the awkward (and true) intricacies of an adolescence spent carving out a corner of the internet frontier in dedication to the king of parody. The story finally concludes in More Info »

Left Empty #1

“Left Empty #1″ is the first issue in a story written by Alan King and drawn by Jamie Vayda. For those familiar with their work in the LOUD COMIX series, this is a 180° turn in terms of tone. It deals with the aftermath of King’s wife’s death to cancer.

The Durham Comics Project

The Durham Comics Project is an anthology of autobiographical comics that capture the essence of life right now – small moments, big moments, moments that represent the diversity of the Durham, NC community. \”The stories submitted for The Durham Comics Project range between whimsical observations about daily life, personal demons that make every day a More Info »

The Story of My Tits

Jennifer Hayden, acclaimed author of Underwire, returns at last with her magnum opus, spanning a lifetime of love and loss, fear and family. For everyone who’s faced cancer personally, or watched a loved one fight that battle, Hayden’s story is a much-needed breath of fresh air, an irresistible blend of sweetness and skepticism. Rich with both symbolism & humor, The Story of My Tits will leave you laughing, weeping, and feeling grateful for every day.