by Theora Kvitka. Dispatch from the Desert was a short-run zine series made during Theora’s 9 month stay at home with her parents in Phoenix, AZ. Across four issues, she explored tourism, urban sprawl, car culture, mosquitos, capitalist follies and excessive heat. The tone of the comics and illustrations range from absurdist irreverence to political ranting to straight-laced autobio. All four issues plus some additional comics are gathered together in a 40-page self-published book released in October 2018. Black & white with 5 page color insert.