Reine #59: Heartwood

A nine panel comic in colors of blue, yellow and pink show a queer person walking alone at night. The comic is illustrating a poem. The poem reads as follows: "You are transforming yourself/ into something new./ It is awesome. I see you far away now/ you are twisting and gathering starlight / and I watch. / When you arrived, I was writhing in gunpowder, smoke, and radiation. / I fell to the earth for you. /  Now I am this. / I have grown year upon year, adding layers around me. / Would you recognize me? / I hope our edges can touch someday. / When they cut me down, they will see my rings and i know I was there. / When the most beautiful thing in the sky began to take shape."

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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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