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Strange Deer Press is a midwestern comic and zine collective. Strange Deer is crossing through your backyard. Strange Deer is eating your foliage. Strange Deer is unsympathetic megafauna.

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Our 2023 Events:
  • TCAF - April 29th and 30th
  • FCBD at Superscripts/Lakewood Art Supply - May 6th
  • Chicago Zine Fest - May 20th
  • CXC (Cartoon Crossroads Columbus) - September 27th to Oct 1st

The strange deer.

Here's where you can find our work.
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Aaron Azar is an Ohio-based illustrator, comic artist, and writer. Together with his three cats, he spends an absurd amount of time drawing pictures while listening to podcasts and livestreams. In his free time Aaron walks at local parks, is mediocre at video games, and enjoys a tasteful fart joke. He loves wearing clothes he knits himself, matched with at least 2 pins from his collection. He enjoys writing queer themes, story arcs about trauma, fantasy settings, and juicy romance.
FIND HIM: Portfolio | Itch.io | Twitter | Cohost

Miles A.M. Collins-Sibley (he/him, they/them) is Black, queer, trans, and sick. He writes poetry to talk to ghosts and to fall in love. Currently, he’s working in abortion care and is working towards becoming a midwife. Miles received his MFA in Poetry from UMass-Amherst’s program for Poets and Writers. You can find his weird queer poems in "We Want it All: An Anthology of Trans Radical Poetics" from Nightboat Books, “Haunted: Anthology” from Porkbelly Press, Black Warrior Review, and Tinderbox Poetry Journal, among others.
FIND HIM: Twitter | Instagram

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Jaime Dear grew up in Ohio and floated out to Chicago. Their work includes the softball romance comic Pivot and the synesthesia autobio comic The Shape of All Time. You can also find their work in the anthologies Comrade Himbo (POMEpress) and When I Was Me (Quindrie Press). Their poetry can be found in Prismatica Magazine and Fifth Wheel Press as well as in many little zines. They are probably dancing right now.
FIND THEM: Website | Itch.io | Twitter | Instagram

Abigail Lee is a comic and story artist and a self-proclaimed scaredy-cat. She has recently taken a liking to creating horror and uses her experiences of being Korean American, the things that scare her, and her itchy skin as inspiration. Abigail likes to experiment with different colors and textures with each minicomic she makes.
FIND HER: Comics | Instagram | Twitter

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Raised in Ohio, spent four years of undergrad in western Illinois, and now raging against bad snow removal in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, Ai Miller is a queer and trans library worker during the day, a PhD candidate in History when it is useful to wield such things, and an abolitionist dreamer of new worlds 24/7. Ai is interested in the democratization of knowledge and knowledge production, and writes and thinks about abolition, labor unions, intellectually rigorous forms of feminism, harm reduction, and new ways of organizing ourselves. When not reading a vast array of books or trying to wiggle hir way into projects with others, zie can be found watching the same 8 movies over and over as background noise and tweeting instead of writing.
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Lee Onysko is a nonbinary comic and storyboard artist based in Ohio. Self proclaimed and friend endorsed robot lover, cat person, and space nerd, they love a good sci-fi/fantasy story but can always be tempted by the mundane and slice-of-life. When not drawing they can be found crocheting, working on custom dolls, or dreaming about building their own hydroponics system. While they work digitally for the most part, they are starting to branch out into working traditionally more with inks and colored pencils.
FIND THEM: Portfolio | Twitter | Instagram| Youtube| Tumblr

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