WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY TO ME? #1, $6, 8½” x 5½”, 2-color printed, 14 pgs.

Jan 26, 2021

Subtitled “Things shouted at me from moving cars and other random experiences of micro-aggressions, thoughts on discrimination and racial bias,” What Did You Just Say to Me? is Avy Jetter’s first perzine. In its introduction, Jetter says, “This zine was created as a response to a comics anthology that is being made about anti-white supremacy without much input from Black and Brown folks.” Also, Jetter made the zine “to process some of the comments, attitudes and experiences I’ve encountered over the years.” Some of these experiences, depicted by Jetter in black-and-white line drawings, are what I’ve also dealt with as a Black woman, ranging from hearing “You’re so articulate!” to encountering self-proclaimed allies who took offense at being called in. The zine helpfully offers “Ways to Be an Ally,” as well as gives a shout-out to Black Lives Matter. What Did You Just Say to Me? will indeed “start a conversation,” as Jetter hopes. –Gina Murrell ([email protected], IG: @nuthingoodat4)