Grease Bats: Speed Date

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I'm a cartoonist living in Minneapolis. Co-Author and artist of A Quick And Easy Guide To They/Them Pronouns. Author of Grease Bats, coming out Fall 2019 with Boom! Studios! If I'm not working I'm socializing. If I'm not out with friends I'm drawing. If I'm not doing any of those things I'm probably depressed. Support me using Patreon.

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  1. “Queer speed dating is a dyke rite of passage”

    damn I wish cause I don’t think I’ve ever seen it around me v___v #MidwestProblems

    • I used to live in Paris (in France, like it’s a rather big town) for the longer part of my life and never saw such a thing either, unfortunately.

  2. This was great! I just started to talk to someone who’s a Podcaster on one of the dating apps. Also, last year I was a guest on a tech podcast who just happen to be hosted by two queers.

  3. I’m such a Taylor, I want to have a ton in common w someone before I date them

    although I did once ghost a girl after one date bc I realized we were the same person and I didn’t want to hang out with me

  4. My girlfriend is someone I met through fandom stuff. At the same time that people I date don’t have to be my identical twin, the fact that we have the same opinions on a lot of Fandom Discourse was a huge relief to me, ahaha.

  5. I need to date geeks, you don’t have to be the same flavour of geek as me, but there needs to be some overlap.

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