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.
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.
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 occasionally posts written movie reviews.