Saturday Morning Cartoons: Rite of Passage

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!

riteofpassage1 riteofpassage2 riteofpassage3 riteofpassage4 riteofpassage5

Before you go! Autostraddle runs on the reader support of our AF+ Members. If this article meant something to you today — if it informed you or made you smile or feel seen, will you consider joining AF and supporting the people who make this queer media site possible?

Join AF+!


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.

Archie has written 117 articles for us.


  1. At first I was disappointed cuz no one’s shirts or hats said anything, but then I got to “tender top” and everything was ok again :D

  2. “That only took three hours – a totally normal amount of time.”

    Oh boy, that applies to a lot of things in my life.

  3. Aw, hon. Sometimes I forget that most people are straight. Most people *I* know sure aren’t.

    • RIGHT?! I forget all the time and then something like this happens and I’m like…wait…didn’t you get the memo that gender and sexuality can be fluid?

  4. only three hours??? it takes me and my roommate WEEKS to build up the courage to ask somebody out… >.<

  5. Oh Scout. I feel ya. Also everyone above me took everything I wanted to say! Great minds!

  6. I’ve visuals of ‘tender top’ and ‘rough bottom’ high fiving with their boobs. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Ugh this is so real. And reminds me of Tegan & Sara’s new song lol.

    Anna I’m going back and looking at all the cartoons you’ve done for Autostraddle and it’s making me feel better <3

    • I was discussing this with a straight girl once and told her “i just assume everyone is queer until proven otherwise”

      And she was like whyyy. And i said “because everyone around me assumes everyone is straight”. She acted offended and said that she doesn’t. Girl you just asked me if i had a boyfriend…

      • The only way you can be offended by someone who assumes everyone is gay, is if you think it’s offensive to to be gay.

        • no she acted offended that I would think she assumes everyone in straight (which she kinda did)

  8. Oh my god, I am Scout. Scout is me, and Al, and Sade, and Mey, and Rachel and her roommate apparently.

  9. This is a cute comic! I hope when I find a cute girl I like that I get the courage to ask them out.

Comments are closed.