A WRITHING MASS OF DYING MARKERS AND CREEPY LITTLE VERMIN FINGIES WANTS TO SHOW YOU SOMETHING

Bio

The Giant Rat is a cartoonist and zine-slapper-together who's lived on both coasts of the continental US. They love to make art out of garbage, embracing the unpredictability of chunky ink and scratchy pens to accent their stories' themes.

They're 24 years old and when they're not drawing they're cooking, napping, building things, almost getting murdered in shady hostels, looping the same song for hours at a time, or harassing their cat, Mr. Dad.

Webcomics

Next Big Thing
is an ongoing comic about a duo of former child actors who meet through a crummy dating app in their early 30's.

Trying Really Hard
follows a species of cryptid who only exist when they're being actively thought about. 2016-18

Epic-Divorceman
vaugely-Undertale blog following the humans and a monster 10 years after the games' events. It's mostly silly, but there are some longer comics that are worth noting here!

Zine Bibliography

2018

Next Big Thing Ch#0: And We're Live! (a comic about grown up kid psychics being blindsided by modern technology)Beer and Chocolate Milk (a comic about a rat king's leader trying to locate its own tail in the tangle)Soup Would Never Do This To Me (a comic about a food blogger picking internet fights with himself)Going Gayly Forward (a comic about a courrier trying to outbike hir intrusive thoughts)Ten (a comic about the revived parties in a No One Dies domestic AU, feeling kinda weird about it a decade after their rebirth)

2017

both/neither (a collage zine about dissonance, growing up, trauma, and a cute little dog who got cooked to death in space)Fond (a multimedia collaborative cookbook I organized, with recipes from 30 artists. all proceeds go to Feeding America!) Donut Hole (a single-page informative zine about hypnotherapy and deep trance)Caiman (a series of comics about closure, through a positive lens. also, everyone is a lizard, because otherwise i would be too shy to write it)

zine graveyard...
Trying Really Hard ch#1 (2018)
cause of death: demo, will be reprinted with the rest of the comic eventually
Murdered in Amsterdam (2018)
cause of death: demo, will be reprinted when the rest is complete in a large project
Let's Relate (2017)
cause of death: zine was cused at every turn, poisoned my water supply, burned my crops
Romanticizing It (2016)
cause of death: a bit Much. also, couldn't ever spell "romantisizing" correctly