The very premise of Wakanda is based on imagining new black realities. Creating new legends, tales of heroics that aren’t predicated on whiteness. Stories of community and strength. Liberation and stardust.
Over the last two years, a story about a trans girl living in Seattle and surviving through sex work was published in issues of ISLAND Magazine. Now, It’s being put together as one book, The Pervert, by Michelle Perez and Remy Boydell.
The Tea Dragon Society is a perfect all-ages book for anyone who wants a fun fantasy story, something calming to read on a stormy day or before bedtime or anyone who enjoys art that puts a smile on your face and a warm feeling in your heart.
Sunmi’s art has a lot of elements that you might’ve seen in paintings from the 19th century, but it never feels dated, or from a certain time. It’s expressionistic, full of feeling and gestures towards the things the artist wants you to see.
Remember the note from Ruth? Mae follows what it said and goes to Cafe Peru before her shift.
Mae gets an unexpected knock on the door.
“I have managed to become completely convinced that I will never be a real adult.”
3 A.M. is back! Mae is freaking out about Ruth’s note. What’s her game plan?
“For me, there’s pretty much always been a clear line between sexual intimacy and emotional intimacy.”
“Now that I’m a grown-up (sike!), I find myself capable of doing just about anything! … Anything, of course, except asking for help when I’m going through a thing or something is hard for me.”
It’s about queer identity and finding happiness and purpose in life and living for yourself not for others and yes, loneliness. It’s a coming of age story, but for twenty-somethings dealing with struggles of identity, sexuality and mental health.
In We’re Still Here, there are fifty-five different stories, all with different trans creators or creative teams. There’s no set genre for these comics, so there’s everything from slice-of-life to visual essays to sci-fi to nonfiction.
“It’s a really queer book. And don’t worry! We’re going to take good care of your spooky babies, even when the going gets rough in the story. They’re in good, safe hands.”
It doesn’t look like Marvel will really going to be adding a lot of movies starring women or poc to their upcoming schedule any time soon. So instead, what I propose is that they fill up each movie with as many poc, women, disabled and LGBTQ characters as they can. Just stuff those movies full of ’em.
“You aren’t dreaming.”
“Dickens, I wondered if you had any advice for me…as a first time mom.”
Comics for Choice, or C4C, is a comic anthology full of stories about abortion where the funds go to the National Network of Abortion Funds, so that everyone everywhere has access to abortions even if they can’t afford it or don’t have easy access.
Sword of Athena. Lasso of Truth. Bracelets of Submission. Wonder Woman, at last, on the silver screen.
“This is honestly one of the best comics about identity and finding community and yourself that I’ve ever read.”
Renegade city fae, post-apocalyptic bicycle gangs, reclusive monster boyfriends, and mysterious sewer-dwelling mermaids!