Taking Up Space
Taking Up Space is a black and white mini-zine comic about taking up space with your body.
This zine is so sweet and sad at the same time. As someone who takes up a considerable amount of space, I identified a lot with how uncomfortable it can be. It’s not only physically uncomfortable to try to make myself smaller for other people and their perceived expectations, but it’s mentally uncomfortable, too.
I like Holly’s art style. It’s soft and fun – perfectly suited to the zine and its message without taking away from it.
The comic ended on a lovely, fun note that left me feeling good about a subject that it’s all too easy to feel upset about. In few words and fewer panels, I felt empowered to give the world the metaphorical bird and take up whatever space I need to take. Love it.
If you take up space, then pick up this zine.