Hello! My name is Alenka, and I am a freelance writer and librarian interested in comics, cartoons, and young adult fiction. I also love cats, especially my cat, whose name is Nova and who you can admire on instagram.
My true loves are webcomics, zines, and other independent publications. I was initially drawn to this kind of creative work – especially self-published webcomics – because I was seeking out marginalized voices who are often excluded from mainstream publishing. As a librarian and a critic I am committed to supporting marginalized creators.
I have written for The Mary Sue and Bitch Flicks about geek culture and television, and am a zine reviewer and regular contributing writer for Women Write About Comics. I used to run a book review blog titled The League of Shadows that features reviews and sometimes round table discussions that include my former students.