SadGirl the Comic Super Heroine!

A heroine with real boots.

A heroine with real boots.

Debuting at AWP Seattle last week was Issue 1, Volume 1 of Sad Girl. First run was 50 copies. We have 10 left and will be doing a second edition. What is Sad Girl?

Sadgirl Comics is a zine by Margaret Elysia Garcia about a Mexican American super heroine named Sad Girl who goes around saving other girls from bad life choices and low self-esteem. BASED on a true but sometimes metaphoric story and illustrated by Paloma Garcia-Couoh, age 9. Paloma thus far has had a relatively happy childhood so her innocent drawings coupled with her mothers dark writings is sometimes jarring and creepy but always interesting and … heroic.

SadGirl is a super heroine for the rest of us. Instead of stiletto heels, she has chunky heels she can run in. Instead of bustiers that no woman could run in , she has a decent sports bra on under her cool t-shirts.

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The last remaining copies of SadGirl issue 1, first print run are available here: Sad Girl Comics. Stay tuned for issue 2.

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About margaretelysiagarcia

Margaret Elysia Garcia primarily writes fiction, essays and poetry from a remote corner of the Sierra Nevada. She's currently working on a non-fiction book about plus-sized modeling. She's also searching for a publisher for her new collection of stories? Mary of the Chance Encounters. Her short story collection Sad Girls & Other Stories out now on Solstice Literary Press. She blogs here and at Throwing Chanclas and Girl Body Pride. Is a contributor to Hip Mama Magazine. She writes the zine The Adventures of Sad Girl with her daughter, Paloma. She’s a three-time director of the national Listen to Your Mother Show in Plumas County (www.listentoyourmothershow.com). She has an alternative women’s music show Milkshake & Honey on Plumas Community Radio (www.kqny919.org).
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