Reine #11: Heat Wave

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A cartoon with the palette of peachy-pink, sky blue, and tangerine orange. The comic depicts a fictional week in Portland known as "The Hottest Week of Summer 2020." Queers in the service industry are forced to serve customers without masks, there's a vigil for black lives who have been murdered by the police, the Portland protests continue, fans continue to blow around hot air in record high temperatures, and a cat sleeps on an ice pack.


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Ren Strapp

Ren Strapp is a comic artist, designer, and gender nonconforming lesbian werewolf. Her work is inspired by risograph printing and American traditional tattooing. She loves weight lifting and hiking. Support her work on Patreon.

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