Zinester Profile: Katie Omberg

Today we at NYC Feminist Zinefest have the pleasure of profiling DC-based cartoonist extraordinaire Katie Omberg!

Cover of Gay Kid #2
Cover of Gay Kid #2

Here’s a bit about Katie in her own words:

I live in Washington DC and have been here since college, where I went to Mount Holyoke College in Western MA. I have been drawing ever since I could pick up a pencil, and started doing comic books in elementary school, all of which have now been lost to the sands of time. My current work is mostly auto-biographical, ranging from the mundane (working bad retail jobs) to the personal (about realizing I was gay before I knew the word for it). I self-publish most of my work in minicomic format, and just finished a two year-stint doing a weekly comic for thenewgay.net (now defunct). I am really excited to meet all the awesome people at the Feminist Zinefest!

Here’s a sample comic from Katie’s zine “Gay Kid” (I can’t wait to get my own copy!)


Author: Kate Angell

I'm a college reference librarian by day and a zine librarian by (Thursday) night. I created this blog mainly to share links that can possibly be useful to people interested in issues pertaining to librarianship, gender studies, New York City, zines, and a whole bunch of other topics! Also, in case you were curious, my blog's name was inspired by Gertrude Stein's book "Everybody's Autobiography."

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