• Image of Koshka #4: The Midwest Zine
  • Image of Koshka #4: The Midwest Zine
  • Image of Koshka #4: The Midwest Zine
  • Image of Koshka #4: The Midwest Zine

This issue was printed at the Publishing Clearing House, an in-gallery print shop built by collaborative art group Temporary Services for the exhibition "A Proximity of Consciousness: Art and Social Action". The exhibition was part of A Lived Practice, a symposium on art and activism hosted by The School of the Art Institute Chicago, from the dates of September 20th--December 20th 2014.

Taking my hometown of Chicago as inspiration, this issue explores the Eastern European diasporas of Chicago and the surrounding Midwest US, with a focus on personal histories, cultural communities, mythology amongst family lines, and sense of belonging.

Featuring work by:

-Jen Blair (writing)
-Robert Krums (cover art)
-Anna Krztón (comics)
-Dan Pogozelski with Robert Reid, Jacob Kaplan, and Elisa Addlesperger (writing and photo essay)
-Mel Potter and Mat Rappaport (art and writing)
-Tony Sparrow (art and writing)
-Tom Vasilj (writing)

Edited by Kaitlin Kostus, with additional editing help by Marc Fischer and Brett Alton Bloom, aka Temporary Services.

Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches, half-size
One-color cover, three-color interior
34 Pages