Weekend Rumpus Roundup


Here’s what happened on The Rumpus this weekend:

We welcome our newest comics contributor, Yumi Sakugawa! She’s been doing Saturday Rumpus comics for several weeks, but now they’re officially part of a series called Yumi and Everyone We Know. Here is this Saturday’s.

As we posted on Friday, Emily Rapp just lost her two-year-old son Ronan to Tay-Sachs disease. Her friend Jennifer Pastiloff has written an essay in honor of Emily and Ronan. Here’s a tiny piece of the shining, heartbreaking whole:

My friend Robert held him for an hour yesterday. I asked him what it was like. Everything, he said. It was everything.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →