Eyes Too Dry

Alice Chipkin & Jessica Tavassoli

CW: depression, suicidal ideation

Meet Tava, a 24-year-old medical student in deep depression. Alice, her friend and housemate, is trying to figure out how to support her. Time unravels, leaving both women bewildered at the emotional landscapes that have opened before them.

El Deafo

Cece Bell

El Deafo chronicles Cece Bell’s hearing loss and subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a powerful and awkward hearing aid. After some trouble, she is finally able to harness the power of the Phonic Ear and become ‘El Deafo, Listener for All’.

Honor Girl

Maggie Thrash

A split-second of innocent physical contact at Camp Bellflower pulls Maggie into a gut-twisting love for an older, wiser, and most surprising of all (at least to Maggie), female counsellor named Erin. But Camp Bellflower is an impossible place for a girl to fall in love with another girl.


Mariko & Jillian Tamaki

CW: suicide

 When Skim’s classmate takes his own life, the entire school goes into mourning overdrive. It’s a weird time to fall in love, but that’s what happens when Skim starts meeting secretly with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms Archer.

Lumberjanes, Volume 1: Beware The Kitten Holy

Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters and Brooke A Allen

Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together, and they’re not going to let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way.

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean

Kirsty Murray, Payal Dhar and Anita Roy (eds)

An intercontinental collection of speculative stories, in prose and graphic form, with contributions from India and Australia that include a nursery story with a twist, a futuristic take on reality TV, a play script with tentacles – and much more.