Saturday Morning Cartoons: Halloween

Welcome to Saturday Morning Cartoons, a segment where four artists take turns delighting you with their whimsy, facts and punchlines on Saturday mornings! Our esteemed cartoon critters are Cameron GlavinAnna BongiovanniMegan Praz and Yao Xiao. Today’s cartoon is by Anna!


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22 Comments

  1. Dude you never fail to deliver, this is deadly! I currently work in a shop that sells Halloween stuff, and I have to contend with my rage against the cultural appropriative ‘costumes’! I love all these characters and now I can’t pick a favourite- I’ve poly comic feels.

  2. “I’m sorry I ruined Halloween”…”You didn’t, all those terrible and thoughtless costumes ruined Halloween”

    Thank you!!! It’s hard not to believe people when they say I’m being a buzz kill about calling out peoples shit, but really they should feel like the buzz kill for being racist, sexist, homophobic, ect.

  3. I had never really thought of the “butches wearing dresses” thing that way, but it’s something I’ll definitely keep in mind if I’m ever tempted to do that. I’ve found though that whenever I’m more feminine presenting than usual, the response is “thank god there is hope for you yet,” even from queer friends, so from my experience it seems that only men presenting in a traditionally feminine way is regarded as ‘funny.’ And there’s the issue that because of all that, the only contexts in which I can wear dresses while still having people respect my gender identity are ones where it is regarded as a joke, which is a shame because those things can be comfortable.
    Which is a very convoluted way of saying thank you for this comic, it’s both entertaining and making me think a lot, and the line between “good natured fun” and “making fun of femininity” is probably never in the same place for the person wearing the costume and the people seeing it.

    • thank YOU for this comment. It brings up points that were definitely just skimmed over in the comic but are truth and things to consider. I definitely hear you on the gender feels as someone who usually presents more masculine of center but also like to femme it up. I will also say I have seen MOC/butches in dresses for halloween and they definitely regarded their outfit a joke and just worry it’s coming really close to this dangerous line of making fun of femininity, and not just the idea of them being feminine.

      “the line between “good natured fun” and “making fun of femininity” is probably never in the same place for the person wearing the costume and the people seeing it.” TRUTH THO!

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