Zine Library

Welcome To Our Hell - Co-authored zine by: Aster K. Foley (xe/they) - and Lex Rivers (she/her)

Welcome To Our Hell

In this choose your own cancer adventure zine, Lex and Aster open up about their experiences facing incurable cancer diagnoses during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Transpire - A submission based zine co-edited by Charlie Manzano (he/him) and Roman Ruddick (they/them), illustrated by Van Binfa (they/them)

Transpire: Transgender Cancer Patient Anthology

A compilation of art and writing by trans cancer patients, including those with brain cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, ewing sarcoma, hodgkins lymphoma, ovarian cancer, testicular cancer, and uterine cancer.


Zines by: Aster K. Foley (xe/they), rhabdomyosarcoma

Find more on Instagram @deadpennypress, @easternfolly, and at deadpennypress.net

Before It Gets Better

"Before It Gets Better" is a zine about going through cancer treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was designed, written, illustrated, and lived by Aster K. Foley. The zine also contains artwork by Rae Billeci, Ziv Lieberman, Julia Edith Rigby, and Noah Oak Schuster.


Fair Weather

Watching the people you know disappear over the course of your illness is a hell of a thing.

“Fair Weather: A Zine About Losing & Being Lost” is a 22-page digital zine.

Imagery appropriated from the following board games:

Scrabble, Mysterium, Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Tokaido, Forbidden Island, Cards Against Humanity


Zines by: Charlie Manzano (he/him), melanoma

Find more on Instagram @t4t_c4c and radicallydisfigured.com


A comic about a new friendship with a fellow disfigured trans facial melanoma patient.

Melahomos Zine PDF.pdf

How to Talk to Me

A guide for talking to the cancer patient in your life.

How to talk to me.pdf

The Real

A poetry/collage piece on having a cancer related facial disfigurement.

The Real.pdf

It Was Never About Climbing Mountains

A poem about cancer patient expectations.

It Was Never About Climbing Mountains READ.pdf

Fill In The Blank

A mini zine about the micro-aggressions one faces as a cancer patient and as a trans person, and as both.

Fill In The Blank PDF.pdf

Cancer Has No Gender

A mini zine about being trans and going with my partner to get a breast exam.

Cancer Has No Gender (pictures) PDF.pdf

Zines by: Lex Rivers (she/her), ocular (uveal) melanoma

Find more on Instagram @_salty.lex, on Deviant Art @Salty-Lex, and at radicallydisfigured.com

cancerous me

"Cancerous me" shares commentary and poetry related to Lex's experiences as a young adult cancer patient.

Cancerous Me E-zine (revised).pdf


"Ugly" is another zine in Lex's cancer poetry series.

Ugly E-zine.pdf

Zines by: Roman Ruddick (they/them), ovarian cancer

Find more on Instagram @times_knew_roman

Now What

A story and collage about being a young ovarian cancer patient.


Sharks Get Cancer

A mini zine about being a young adult cancer patient.

Sharks Get Cancer PDF.pdf

Pocket Guide

A mini zine about using gender neutral language in healthcare settings.

Pocket Guide PDF.pdf