Jenny Zervakis, "The Complete Strange Growths, 1991-1997"
The Regulator welcomes Jenny Zervakis, author of The Complete Strange Growths, 1991-1997, for a reading and book signing.
Jenny Zervakis was part of a wave of underground, do-it-yourself cartoonists who came of age during the Zine Revolution of the 1990s. At a time when most “alternative comics” were loud, abrasive, and sarcastic, Jenny’s autobiographical zine, Strange Growths, was considered groundbreaking for its quietude and focus on the quotidian. Her stories are poetic and allusive, delving into the heart of the human experience. The Complete Strange Growths, 1991-1997 gathers the first thirteen issues in their entirety, plus a selection of rare comics from anthologies, and a new interview with Jenny, conducted by Robert Clough.
“Book of the year.” — Comics Workshop
“Book of the year.” — The Cartoon Utopia
Jenny Zervakis is one of the great unsung creators of 1990’s DIY comics and has inspired a generation of zine writers and illustrators.