For a long time, my wildest dream was my parents’ acceptance, it seemed so far off. Those years of silent dinners, no questions, no answers. I didn’t dare dream of anything else.
Behold! Great tidings of comfort and joy!
“For all its vastness, rural life had no room for me.”
I absolutely adore all parts of this comic because all elements of it perfectly straddle two tones. The first, a serious critique of actual modern issues of socially applied technology and the second, something we’re all in serious need of these days: a good gay romp.
“I can simply rest in this strange and beautiful world of homosexual daddies with expansive definitions of what it means to be masculine; given how raw and terrible I feel as I continue to come out as trans, continue to lift up the rocks within myself and peer under them, this is what I need.”
The classic manga and anime character reimagined as a non-binary teen growing up in New Jersey.
Fandom, at its best form, is restorative. These artists and writers have banned together to give the gay women fans of Grey’s Anatomy a happy ending to warm their hearts, for free download! And you can have it right now!
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.”