SMOKE SIGNAL#21, Desert Island, (2014)ss-lifestory1

Contribution: “My Life’s Story”

…in which I go on a date naked.

Smoke Signal is a quarterly tabloid comics anthology published by Desert Island. Copies are available at the web store while they remain in print, and are available for free at the physical store in Brooklyn.






THE GRAPHIC CANON, Seven Stories Press (2012)

Contribution: Adaptation of Aristophanes Lysistrata


” Two of ancient Greece’s greatest plays are adapted—the tragedy Medea by Euripides and Schrag’s uninhibited rendering of the very bawdy comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes (the text of which is still censored in many textbooks)” – The Graphic Novel Reporter

“Valerie Schrag drafts excellent linework in her adaptation of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata”                –The Austin Chronicle

” Valerie Schrag draws the sex-starved men in ‘Lysistrata’ with huge erections.” – The New York Times





STUCK IN THE MIDDLE, Viking Children’s Press 2007

Contribution: “Snitch”

“Edited by underground comics icon Ariel Schrag, this anthology of illustratedstuck-in-the-middle tales about the agonies and triumphs of seventh and eighth grade features some of America’s leading graphic novelists, including Daniel Clowes, Joe Matt, Lauren Weinstein, and Ariel herself. With a sense of humor as refreshing as it is bitingly honest, seventeen artists share their stories of first love, bullying, zits, and all the things that make middle school the worst years of our lives.”

Press: Banned in South Dakota! Banned in Maine!