The first issue was released late August 2010 and launched at The Portland Zine Symposium.
Summer Tears has been described as being about "heartbreak & hope." Each issue is 12 pages long and monochromatic. The first issue was red, the second will be yellow, and so on. Motifs and themes include fruit, water, lack of electricity, and the blurring between reality and dream/fantasy.
Summer Tears is currently for sale at various shops in Portland, Oregon and Toronto, Ontario and has received favorable reviews from Top Shelf Comics and the cartoonist Jeffrey Brown.