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Times are tough and life is rough, and it’s hard to feel good about things. But if we remember to read comics like the ones Murphy makes and we remember to treat ourselves kindly and treat those we love the same way, we’re gonna be okay.
I talked with Bennett about what it’s like being the first woman and the first openly queer woman to write a Batwoman solo title, what she hopes to bring to it, and what she hopes queer readers will get from the series.
They’re here, at least one of them’s queer, and surprise: she’s not the one who dies! “Coady and the Creepies” rocks queer and disability representation, punk history and more.
Maddi is doing some really brilliant art right now — she’s having a ton of fun and loosening up her style at the same time as she’s refining it and finding her real voice.
“We really wanted to make talking about periods an enjoyable experience. Fun characters in realistic situations with cute illustrations seems like the perfect way to show some likable role models talking about their bodily functions in a positive way.”
Miranda Harmon has an art and writing skill that comes from her real life adorably charming personality. She’s able to turn subjects that you might not otherwise care about into stories that you desperately want to see.
I love reading queerness into things, so I thought this week that’s what I would do: read queerness into as many scenes of this trailer as I could.
Everyone on earth knows that I’m gay for ladies in armor. So even if this was just a series of drawings and didn’t have any story at all, I’d still be madly in love with it. But the story is great too! It’s fun and intriguing and exciting, and it always leaves you wanting more!
“I’m a queer brown weirdo and I love every short inch of myself. I’m bringing all that round, brown, goodness to this story. All the things that make me laugh and make me feel strong, they’re going to be in America’s world.”
Even when the realities of being a trans woman get her down, she’s able to look at the positive side of life and hope things will one day be better.
Beautiful art, even more beautiful colors, perfect character and world design, and epic RPG-style storytelling.
These comics and graphic novels make women’s friendships the focus.
Kim Reaper is a queer bright spot in this demoralizing world. It features cute art, cuter characters, funny jokes and a compelling story about death, college and romance.
Obviously real-life immigrants and refugees are way more important than fictional ones ever will be, but here are some characters you can read about if you want to see stories about immigrants and refugees who are kicking bad guys’ butts.
This is a big blow to a part of the publishing world that is often regarded as “books for kids” or something less than “real literature.” It’s an especially big blow to marginalized people.
I’ve got some good news for Grace and good news for you: not all comics are about Batman!
Harper Row, also known as Bluebird, came out as bisexual in December, and now in Detective Comics #948, a new trans woman supporting character, Dr. Victoria October was introduced and is joining the cast.
I’m trying to calm down a little this year and not have too many expectations, I don’t think I can take as much disappointment as I could have in the last two years. But still, I am hoping for a few things.
While the world was burning down, there was still some light in the world, and these comics provided a lot of that light.