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Netflix is really hitting it out of the park with adaptations of young adult novels these days, and it looks like Moxie is no exception. We’re thrilled that Jennifer Mathieu’s incredible book is getting so much attention, and we’re so excited that Amy Poehler is involved! Because zine culture is at the core of Moxie, we wanted to play around with some of our favorite young adult novels – and imagine what they might look like as zines.   

 

Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon

There’s so much pop culture at the center of Super Fake Love Song: its death metal meets Dungeons and Dragons! A zine version of this book should incorporate every aspect of this, digging deep into the handmade touches that make a zine really sing. We’re picturing a campaign in the center of the zine, with drafts of lyrics, collaged band posters, and chord sheets on the outermost pages. It should be everything Sunny Dae loves, all in one DIY package.

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Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Speaking of pop culture, the fandom of Starfield would make an incredible zine, especially when interspersed with the elements that make Geekerella so wonderful. A dedicated section for Magic Pumpkin recipes from Sage would be phenomenal, and a cosplay tutorial or two from Elle would really round the whole zine out. And if it becomes a recurring series, this zine could host a missed connections section for ExcelsiCon attendees.

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Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

If you love the brujx of Cemetery Boys as much as we do, you know just how incredible a zine for this book would be. This goes without saying, but this zine would be super queer and trans-inclusive, made by and for LQBTQIA+ brujx. And of course, the first issue of this zine would include a pan de muerto recipe from Yadriel’s abuela – food for the soul in the most literal sense.

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Verona Comics by Jennifer Dugan

If you’re looking for a zine that celebrates independent comic artists, look no further than Verona Comics. The zine version of this book would be heavy on up and coming artists and writers, highlighting a new artist each month with a rotating guest editor model. And in the lead up to comic con season, Ridley is sure to write a column on low stress, low commitment cosplay ideas. It’s not the most popular part of the zine, but it makes him happy – and that counts for a lot.

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Danielle Mohlman

Danielle Mohlman is a playwright, bookworm, and library connoisseur. You can find her on Twitter and Tumblr. (She has a lot to say.) And on Instagram. (She never foodstagrams.) When she grows up, she wants to be Leslie Knope.