Nine Gallons #2

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It's issue two of Susie Cagle's celebrated Food Not Bombs comic zine, 9 Gallons! This time around Susie addresses issues of volunteer burn-out, misguided agendas, and activist in-fighting. Hers is the story of San Francisco Food Not Bombs (specifically, for this issue, the underdoggy Civic Center lunch.) Over the course of 32 packed pages we get Susie dealing with her roommate just not gettin' it, fellow activists offering critiques but not solutions, and working hard with little help. But it's also fun—and ...
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Overview


It's issue two of Susie Cagle's celebrated Food Not Bombs comic zine, 9 Gallons! This time around Susie addresses issues of volunteer burn-out, misguided agendas, and activist in-fighting. Hers is the story of San Francisco Food Not Bombs (specifically, for this issue, the underdoggy Civic Center lunch.) Over the course of 32 packed pages we get Susie dealing with her roommate just not gettin' it, fellow activists offering critiques but not solutions, and working hard with little help. But it's also fun—and funny—and Susie gives both a conversational insider look and a brief biographical sketch of the (non)organization. It's a struggle the whole way through while Susie looks for inspiration, answers, and hope, and runs up against nine thousand gallons of contradictory activist philosophy. An important moment (and message) comes late in the zine when Susie chats with a friend over email who tells her, “It's not about doing it, Susie. It's about doing it better.” Part Food Not Bombs primer, part clear-headed look at volunteer ethics and philosophy, 9 Gallons' second issue is above all a great well-drawn story, a relevant discussion, and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Susie Cagle lives in Oakland and blogs regularly at thisiswhatconcernsme.com
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"Nine Gallons is a 'Food Not Bombs Comic ‘Zine,' but regardless of what it’s about, it looks amazing the second you get a good look at it. The cover is a beautiful marriage of nuanced life drawing and impressive watercolors. It’s essentially a diary of Cagle’s time serving the cause of repurposed food waste. Her lively bobbleheaded penciling style shows that she’s a very effective artist, using various line weights, textures, panels, backgrounds, and layouts, along with expressive people. It’s a very warm and inviting style, full of emotion; I especially enjoyed the shots of her blogging and engaging in some online discourse. The tales of her exploits with a giving organization may choose to focus on food, politics, and urban blight, the 'trendy eco pseudo-revolution,' but they’re also entertaining. I think it’s great that a story can examine ideological differences with how best to aid certain segments of the culture, while also taking the form of an engaging mini-comic. It’s proof again why comics as a medium in general, but moreso mini-comics, can do absolutely anything they want. Grade A.'  —Poopsheet Foundation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934620878
  • Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: Comix Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Susie Cagle is a graphic journalist who has written and drawn for American Prospect, the Awl, Campus Progress, the Hairpin, McSweeney’s, the Rumpus, and Truthout. She is the founder of the Graphic Journos collective. She lives in Oakland, California.

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