Thursday, August 24, 2017


I met Lauren Chaikin in middle school. I was in seventh grade and she was in eighth. We bonded over mutual friends, the library teen anime club, Monty Python jokes, and a love of drawing. We even worked on some comics together in lined notebooks! She's hilarious and smart as hell.

As the years went on, I began to focus more on writing with drawing in the background. Lauren, meanwhile, has become an accomplished graphic artist and illustrator.

Historical Pooches Zine is her newest project. She rounded up a bunch of artists to draw famous dogs and famous people as dogs. IT IS SO COOL AND CUTE.

And all the proceeds? Yeah, they go to benefit the American Civil Liberties Union.

Seriously. Awesome.

Also, it's gorgeous. In fact, I really can't get over how polished and charming it is. My only contribution was proofreading!

Print copies will be $20, but the digital edition is $5. Another print run is anticipated in the near future, but for now, please support the digital book, the ACLU, and the fantastic awesomeness that is Lauren!