Katie Schenkel is an editor, critic, copywriter, and fiction writer. The Cardboard Kingdom, her graphic novel with artist Chad Sells, has been sold to Knopf Books for Young Readers and will be published in early 2018. Her critic work can be found on Comics Alliance, The Mary Sue, Book Riot, and various pop culture websites. She hosts a movie review series and a podcast on JustPlainSomething.com. Besides her freelance work, Katie is a full-time digital copywriter for Rewards Network in Chicago.
Just Plain Something
Katie created her movie blog Just Plain Something in 2009. On Just Plain Something, Katie reviews movies through the Driving Home the Movie vlog, streams Let's Plays, and hosts a monthly pop culture podcast, as well as occasionally posts written movie reviews.
Katie writes the digital-first comic series Moonlighters for Space Goat Productions. It's about werewolves in college. She also co-wrote the all-ages graphic novel The Cardboard Kingdom, which will be published by Knopf in 2018.
Katie writes for a variety of online publications on comics, movies, and nerd culture. One of her passions is analyzing and deconstructing media through a feminist lens. Among other things, she's known for her recaps of Supergirl and Steven Universe on Comics Alliance.