“Maybe it’s my depression talking, but I think running errands is heroic.”
“You’re working yourself up into an identity crisis!”
I wish I could come home more, but everything is different now…
It’s a really pretty game, though, and there’s a very good dog.
A quick “I love you.”
It’s time for me to say goodbye to Drawn to Comics. Here are some thoughts on what all of y’all have meant to me and my favorite comics along the way.
Valero-O’Connell is known for her distinctive and beautiful illustration style, and she’s starting to be recognized; she has two well-deserved Eisner Award Nominations for this comic, for Best Single Issue/One-Shot and Best Coloring.
A Pride reminder.
Are you ready for a new Lumberjanes graphic novel about a magic compass, a wandering woman in the woods and Mal and Molly having lots of feelings?
This game was exactly what I needed: a couple of hours where my busy brain could focus on tangible puzzles with achievable solutions.
Kiku Hughes first came to my attention a few years ago when I saw a lovely short comic she did about some space lesbians. I was immediately drawn to her lush and deeply rich character designs and colors. The comic looked like a galactic dessert, and I wanted seconds and thirds.
“I can list everyone on the US Women’s Soccer Team from least gay to most gay haircut!” “I can’t even appreciate what a cool and vital skill that is because I’m too sad!”
“This book was so much better than I thought it was going to be and I thought it was going to be one of the best series of the year.”
I always played as Toad or Yoshi, which I didn’t know at the time was because I was gay! Or it turned me gay; it’s not clear which. Some Mario Kart characters are more queer than others, and over the many years and 10+ games we’ve had plenty of opportunity to speculate about their IDs.
I never want to be anywhere but Camp.
“I started a Tumblr called Midwestern Monster Hunt dedicated to my adventures and to sharing stories of the weird, macabre, and strange. I began following blogs devoted to lovingly curating blurry photos dotted with red circles, grainy images of discs in the sky, or puns about Mothman. The more involved in cryptid and paranormal spaces I became, the more queer people seemed to pop up.”
“It’s not even about fanciness or property ownership as much as it’s about imagining if my house could just be clean right now? It’s a powerful drug, let me tell you.”
Super Late Bloomer, which chronicles the first year of Julia’s life after she decided to transition, could turn any pessimist into the most ardent optimist.
“The Greatest Thing is a time capsule of these friendships that were deeply meaningful despite being fleeting. I want to honor the process of learning, growing, and surviving that I learned in that year. Rome wasn’t built in a day, depression can’t be cured with a pill, and personal fulfillment is a lifelong journey.”
Merlin’s Beard, Jam City! Way to take all the magic out of Hogwarts!