Is It Just Me Or Are We Nailing This? Essays on BoJack Horseman

“BoJack Horseman,” was a real triumph of a television show. It spoke to me, and a lot of other people, about issues of addiction, mental illness, and the weight of family legacies; about despair and hope and internalized narratives.

We started meeting for this zine back in January and boy, did a lot change between then and when we got it printed- like something along the lines of near-total societal collapse. After countless emails, untold numbers of drafts and print disasters, we stand here with zine in hand—proof that even amidst social collapse and isolation we can still find value in creative expression and collaboration.

Thank you to Joshua James Amberson and Molly E. Simas for their help in making this a reality and a huge thank you to all our incredible contributors. Publishing this anthology was an opportunity to bring together some of my favorite writers and illustrators to see what they had to say about a show that had so much to say about life. The results were fantastic.

The zine was the winner of the 2020 Broken Pencil Award for best Fanzine and is available for purchase via Antiquated Future and Etsy

Look at all these amazing contributors! Joshua James Amberson, Molly E. Simas, Timothy Day, Jessica Fonvergne, Lauren Hobson, Tessa Livingstone, Jourdain Searles, “BoJack Hidden Jokes,” Eileen Chavez, Ross Jackson, Naomi Marshall, Sarah Mirk, AND Liz Yerby!!! Wow!

I’m proud of all the work we put into this zine and quite pleased with my own essay, a mordant piece of memoir focused on recovery, sobriety and just taking ‘er day by day.

Buy a copy today! Proceeds benefit the Black Resilience Fund and the National Lawyers Guild

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