Indie comix legend James Kochalka loves our zines! In fact, here he is, captured by an intrepid photographer this summer while enjoying an issue of King Cat from the JPL Zine Collection’s archives! Kochalka, the creator of critically-lauded comics like Monkey Vs. Robot, Johnny Boo, American Elf, and Pinky & Stinky, actually got his start in minicomics and zines, finding both a forum for his work, and a community of peers that could offer up criticism and advice. From there, he has branched out into music, graphic novels, children’s books, and even a feature film project. Thanks for reading, James!