Your friendly Queer Comics Peddler is a Michigander, currently based in Ypsilanti*. Their name, Amara, is pronounced like “camera” without the C. They love comics, ASL, good chats, and living for joy. Chat topics: ADHD, queer identities, ace experiences, chronic illness, bookselling, board games, polyamory, failed communes, kitty cats, movies (’22 bests: Everything Everywhere All At Once, Nope, X, Turning Red), games (COD x_x, Overwatch, Don’t Starve, Animal Crossing), being a gluten-free + dairy-free vegetarian.

I’ve been the Queer Comics Peddler since 2018, traveling across the Midwest selling the best LGBTIQQIA+ comics, stickers, zines, tarot, books, stickers, games, and more. My goal is to open a physical location – each and every purchase you make brings me closer to that goal. Thank you for supporting living queer and trans artists!

Image of the queer comics peddler, with two of their 'prentices, popping up at Bridge Community Cafe in Ypsilanti. Behind the three people are colorful comics and a sign that says Queer Comics.
Image of the Queer Comics Peddler and two Peddler ‘Prentices: Emi (they/them) and Alex (she/hers). This is from the monthly pop-up at Bridge Community Cafe in Ypsilanti, MI, circa 2022.

* “Ypsilanti occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary lands of diverse native peoples. The taking of this land was formalized, in a process alien to native cultures, by the Treaty of Detroit in 1807, with the Anishinaabe (ä-ni-shi-ˈnȯ-bā), including the Odawa, Ojibwe (ō-ˈjib- wā) and Potawatomi (pätəˈwätəmē) (also spelled Pottawatomi and Pottawatomie), and with the Wyandot (wī-ən-ˌdät). Many other native peoples lived on this land at different times including the Fox, Sauk ( ˈsȯk ), Shawnee (shȯ-ˈnē ), Kickapoo (ˈkikəˌpü ), Miami (mē-ä-mē), Musketoon (ˌməskəˈtün ), and Cherokee (ˈcher-ə- ˌkē ).” (More from Washtenaw Community College. )

Solidarity Opportunity: To get involved in local organizing to support indigenous & allied goals (Shutting Down Line 5, Clean Water, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, locating Residential School Burial sites, protecting wolves, and more), please email the Anishinaabek Caucus and ask for ways to be an ally.