Katie Schenkel

Katie Schenkel is a Chicago comic writer. Her award-winning graphic novel The Cardboard Kingdom (Random House/Knopf) came out in June 2018 to critical acclaim. Alice, Secret Agent of Wonderland (Stone Arch Books), Basketball Camp Champ, and My Slime is Alive! came out in 2020. She's also written the werewolf comic Moonlighters and the space travel romance 100 Light Years of Solitude. Her past critic work can be found on Comics Alliance, The Mary Sue, Book Riot, and Mis En Scene, among others.

Freelance Articles

Katie has written 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. She still occasionally pitches op-eds.

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Comic Writer

Along with co-writing the middle grade graphic novel The Cardboard Kingdom and its sequel, Katie has written several comics for Capstone Publishing as well as creator-owned works.

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Just Plain Something

Katie created her movie blog in 2009. On Just Plain Something, Katie reviewed movies through the Driving Home the Movie vlog, streamed Let's Plays, and occasionally posted written movie reviews.

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