Fantasy Was Less Relaxing Than I’d Hoped

The author, blowing bubbles and thinking to herself: "I'll just write lots of fantasy stories! So fun, and I can rest from my own worries. Genius!"
Ideas: The adventures of Detective Vending Machine! Alien tourists go on adventures, fleeing dangers and buying souvenirs! Superpowered rich teen's adventure destroys poor neighborhood! The aging hero keeps adventuring. Without monsters to slay, do they deserve to be alive—"
The bubbles pop.
The author to herself: "Wait a minute..."
Lorena Torres Loaiza

Lorena Torres Loaiza

Lorena Torres Loaiza was born in Bogota, Colombia, and grew up in Canada. She works in comics, illustration, theatre design, and fiction. Right now she's posting her first graphic novel, De La Isla, on Webtoons, and is an exploration artist at the Theatre Centre in Toronto, developing a comics-based art installation about hope. She can be found @lszian on Instagram and Twitter. She loves South American fruits, like granadillas. Someday, she wants to eat ice cream beans again (that's a real fruit. It's named perfectly).
A collage featuring the top 10 crones of the year for 2023.

Crones of the Year 2023

As we spiral ever further towards certain catastrophe on this interminable mortal coil, there are some lights of hope that pass fleetingly by. Most often: the crones or otherwise eternal baddies found in all of our favorite escapist media. And so we present our top ten 2023 Crones of the Year.

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