Biography

Kendra & Kat, also known by their online handles Wensleydale & Ocicatsy, have been collectively creating comics for over 11 years, and plotting together at local cafés far longer. With comics and zines that run the gamut from queer space pirate shenanigans to illustrated cookbooks inspired by wrestling, they are driven by sparkles and fun. Their work has been printed in anthologies such as Coven and Purity, and they’ve been a staple in the Washington, DC-area comic scene since tabling at DC Zinefest back in 2012. Since then, they’ve tabled and spoken at numerous conventions including Small Press Expo (SPX) and the Toronto Comics Art Festival (TCAF). Kendra & Kat have also exhibited and spoken at galleries like Washington Project for the Arts and the Fenwick Gallery at George Mason University. When they aren’t thinking about comics, making comics, or reading comics, they’re involved in numerous TTRPG campaigns or traveling. 

Artist Statement

We make the comics we want to read. 

Both of us identify as queer women. Growing up, it was a struggle to find comics that we connected with in the U.S. comic market–the representation for positive female characters was few and far between, and queer characters even moreso. Media in general had a lack of female-focused or female-created content. It wasn’t until we discovered manga and independent webcomics in middle- and high-school that we realized that comics could be aimed at an audience that wasn’t just the cisgender straight white male demographic. Independently, we began creating our own comics–once we met in college and realized we had similar interests, we decided to take our collaborative ideas and dedicate them to paper (and website). We wanted to be able to have our characters live in worlds where gender and sexuality were no longer sources of conflict; we wanted our characters to have happy endings after seeing too much media where the plot was dramatic and serious. 

We want our comics to be true to ourselves and our interests. We love reading and making comics; we want our work to share that enthusiasm and to inspire others to create content themselves. 

Bibliography


Spacejinx #1

2012

All Space Cadet Benedict Young wants is a jetbike. Instead, he ends up with an unregistered android. To make matters worse, he’s rooming with the academy’s best engineering student/biggest asshole. The future ain’t always so bright!  Contains Missions 1 & 2 of Spacejinx.

64 black and white pages.

Ruffled Feathers

2012

Originally printed in the Crown Royale fairytale anthology, this is very loosely based on the “Seven Swans” story (or “Six Swans”, or however many swans it is in the version you might be familiar with).

24 pages.

Sailors & Seamonsters

2012

A curious tale about a shipwrecked man and his unlikely aquatic savior! Tentacles ahoy!

24 pages.

Winters in Paris

2012

One bed. Three guys. HOW WILL THEY ALL FIT? (spoiler–threesomes!)

16 pages.

The Epic Nic Cage Fun & Activity Book

2012

A zine anthology dedicated to our love of actor Nicolas Cage, complete with mazes, word searches, and other fun activities!

28 pages.

It’s Always Sunny in Winterhaven

2012

One of Kendra & Kat’s earliest zines, this collects a series of short comics and plenty of illustrations and notes about Kendra’s first Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

16 pages.

Zine Wolf

2012

Kendra & Kat went through an MTV’s “Teen Wolf” phase and decided to make a zine for it. 

Sugarvamps

2012

There was a short period of time that Kendra & Kat had a food blog—this was the zine based on the blog. Featured reviews of local cafés and bakeries around the Washington, D.C. area.

12 pages.

Come Visit the Beautiful Feywild

2013

A collection of illustrations and comics from another Dungeons and Dragons campaign that both Kendra and Kat played in. 12 pages.

Spacejinx #2

2014

Space Cadet Benedict Young keeps getting more than he bargained for! When we last left him, the ‘jetbike’ he ordered ended up being an illegal sexbot. Now, his first field mission has turned from an easy delivery job into an encounter with space pirates! Can he get out of the compromising positions he keeps falling into? Contains Missions 3 & 4 of Spacejinx.

76 pages.

Drunken Crows: A Haikyuu!! drinking game fanzine

2014

An illustrated zine detailing events from the series and a goofy game to go along with watching the anime.

16 pages.

Mina the Monster Masher

2015

Based on a rejected comic pitch, this zine is a collection of sketches, short comics, and notes from that project. 

16 pages.

Bro Tendency: A Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Fanzine

2015

Comics, illustrations, and more inspired by the Battle Tendency arc of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure–with heavy CaeJose influence. 

16 pages.

Rewindsight

2015

Zine anthology curated by Kendra & Kat, “Rewindsight” focuses on people revisiting things they loved from their childhood—be it Pizza Bagels, Mario Kart, and Sonic. 

16 pages.

The Cinema Shots Anthology

2015

Assembled by Kendra & Kat, this anthology collects four one-sheet mini-zines about cocktail recipes based on favorite cult movies such as Barbarella, Demolition Man, and Starcrash. 

12 pages.

Moon Cocktail Magic: Lunar Libations Inspired by Sailor Moon

2016

Quarter-size zine of cocktail recipes based on each Sailor Senshi. 

12 pages.

Ritual Rumble

2016

An AU-take on the Spacejinx characters! Born with less common sense than the average bridge troll, Florian has always been a magnet for trouble. When a sightseeing trip goes wrong and he finds himself at the wrong end of a sacrificial dagger, it may be more than he can handle! Will his vampire boyfriend be able to save him this time?

12 pages.

Mission: Date Night!

2016

Notorious space pirates Selene Luna and Wendy Geaux just want a quiet night out on their night off. Of course, when you have a sizable bounty out on your head, you have to worry about a lot more than how much to tip.

16 pages.

The ROCK Recipe & Fun Book Collection

2016

An entire collection of our two zines involving recipes and food-related illustrations and info about everyone’s favorite wrestler-turned-actor, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson! Gathers our previous zines “Can you Smell What the Rock is Cooking? Recipebook” and “Rock Bottom: In Your Kitchen!”. Just like with the Nic Cage zines, there are centerfolds 😉

36 pages.

Spacejinx #3

2017

Space cadet Benedict Young and his obnoxious roommate Edmund thought that they had finally adjusted to life with their “accidental” sexbot, Florian. After surviving their first mission together, the trio now find themselves with an assignment to explore a mysterious planet! Fortunately for Benedict and Florian, this could mean some alone time together–provided they can avoid trouble! Contains Missions 5-7 of Spacejinx. 

78 pages.

Myles & Fransel: Magicians for Hire, Sorcerers in Debt

2017

Spells, potions, student loans…What happens once you graduate magic school?

A short illustrated story following two broke wizards on one odd job.

The characters also appear in “Myles & Fransel: Cave of Blunders” but both works can be read separately.

Prose with black and white illustrations, 28 pages.

Myles & Fransel: Cave of Blunders

2018

Magicians Myles and Fransel are short on spell components, supernatural concoctions, and cash! As soon as they figure out a cheap solution to their problems, they’re about to find out that you get what you pay for–especially with magic involved!

Hexy hijinks and slimy shenanigans await–hopefully nothing they can’t handle!

The characters first appeared in “Myles & Fransel: Magicians for Hire, Sorcerers in Debt” but both works can be read separately.

20 pages.

Spectacular in Spectacles

2018

Quarter-sized fanzine featuring pin-ups of bespectacled gentlemen from anime, games, and more. 12 pages.

H.B.I.C.

2018

Fanzine guide to some of Kendra and Kat’s favorite (at the time) fictional women who get shit done. 20 pages.

Mission: Date Night 2: Tag Team Trouble!

2019

Notorious space pirates Selene Luna and Wendy Geaux thought their next mission together might go more smoothly than the last. However, disguising themselves as wrestlers with the galaxy’s biggest promotion in order to steal the prize belt might be a flashier plan than they intended!

16 pages.

Ringside Recipes

2019

Make your hunger tap-out with this collection of wrestling-inspired recipes, featuring superstars from all the major promotions– NJPW, AEW, and WWE! Become the champ of your kitchen!


Crown Royale: A Boys’ Love Fairy Tale Anthology

2010

Comedic re-imaginings of classic fairy tales with a BL twist! This was the first print anthology we participated in, and honestly, this is what started our comic/zine career. We submitted the Ruffled Feathers short. 

COVEN

2013

“COVEN is an erotic artbook of the occult, witchcraft, and the dark arts. COVEN explores the sexual side of the seance and the lure of the dark.” Curated by Hamletmachine, Kendra & Kat submitted a two-page illustrated fic about a witchy new neighbor. 

Thank You For Your Cooperation #1: Robocop 1987 Fanzine

2014

Put together by DC Creepers and collecting all manner of comics and thoughts on the movie “Robocop”, it features a one-page Robocop maze from Kendra & Kat.

Yaoi Hands: A Handful of Romance

2014

Fun anthology of humorous comics based on yaoi/BL tropes as drawn by various artists. We submitted a silly 2-page comic called “The Doki Zone”. We love sparkles! 

Purity: The Post-Yaoi Anthology

2015

“Purity is an anthology of erotic comics and illustrations by artists stylistically inspired by yaoi manga.”

Kendra & Kat submitted “My Two Boyfriends”, a funny 4-page comic about a guy in a poly relationship introducing one boyfriend to another with a twist. 

Better Know a Ramen

2015

Another collab between Kendra & Kat and DC Creepers, Kendra & Kat drew two pages of comics for this zine covering everyone’s favorite cheap meal.

Brooklyn: A Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes Fanzine

2016

“BROOKLYN is a zine of Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes fanart, organized by Aimee/brofisting.”

Kendra submitted a 1-page color comic and Kat drew a color illustration.

Take My Revolution! A Revolutionary Girl Utena Fanzine

2016

 A collection of artwork by various artists influenced by the anime Revolutionary Girl Utena. Organized by Monster Cliché productions, Kat submitted a color illustration.

FANTOMS

2016

Short anthology of comics and pinups with the theme “Phantoms” for D.C.-area’s Fantom Comics. Kendra & Kat sent a one-page comic.

50 Ft of Rope

2017

Organized by Austin Breed, 50 Ft of Rope is a tabletop zine anthology featuring gameplay mechanics, comics, and magical item sheets. Kendra & Kat submitted a two-page spread of characters from various personal TTRPG campaigns.

Thank You For Your Cooperation #2: A Paul Verhoeven Zine

2018

A (mostly) illustrated fanzine dedicated to the filmography of director Paul Verhoeven, as curated by D.C. zinester DC Creepers. Kendra & Kat submitted a one-page cocktail recipe pinup for the Nomi Negroni.