The jeans, the belt, the button-up; her sunglasses, her hair, the way she leans. The dyke energy coming off her is unmistakable.
From memoirs to how-to’s to love stories to sports to space, 2018 was another brilliant year for graphic novels written by queer people about queer people.
“I was going to do a story about trans women arming themselves? And all the edits we got back were like, ‘Can your characters look directly at the reader and quote trans murder statistics from last year?'”
“The Greatest Thing is a time capsule of these friendships that were deeply meaningful despite being fleeting. I want to honor the process of learning, growing, and surviving that I learned in that year. Rome wasn’t built in a day, depression can’t be cured with a pill, and personal fulfillment is a lifelong journey.”
What at first seems like a pretty straightforward coffee shop fantasy love story quickly becomes a daring adventure about embracing and celebrating diversity and the things that make you unique.
This comic is gorgeous, well-written, hella gay, sexy AF and one of my favorite books I’ve read in a while.
You know what one of my most common questions at school visits is? “How do you come out?” Kids actually ask me this, in front of their peers and teachers. It’s unbelievable to me, it’s so brave.
Writer/director/longtime lesbian favorite Angela Robinson has done a really subversive thing with the most talked-about period film of the fall: She’s brought an ardent screenplay, a soaring score, and unapologetically gauzy sunlight to bear on the story of the man, his wife, and their lover who created the most iconic female superhero of all time in the hopes that she would prepare the world for matriarchal rule — and a healthy side of bondage.
Bingo Love! Lumberjanes! And so much cosplay!
The Legend of Gay Zelda will capture your attention and pull on your heart with its adorably nerdy stories of queer love between video game characters.
Holy hell I was not ready for Shivana Sookdeo’s wild new 40-page comic Write Write Kill.
Artists’ Alley is full of comics and drawings and zines and buttons and stickers showing gay and bi and queer and pan and trans and gnc characters of all types being happy and being themselves. It’s hard not to spend all the money you have in just one afternoon, and in fact, I bought a lot more comics and pins than I was planning on buying.
If you love roller derby, you’re going to love this book.
We’ve got not one, not two, but three images of Harley and Ivy kissing in this article!
“I like to describe Hi-Fi Fight Club as equal parts Empire Records, Sailor Moon and The Baby-Sitters Club. I think there’s some D.E.B.S., Scott Pilgrim, Josie and the Pussycats and Lumberjanes in there as well.”
This book is just straighforwardly gay. Like, capital G Gay. If you were looking for nuance or subtext, this comic is not for you. Literally the first 21 pages are just Korra and Asami being gay and talking about their relationship. Nothing else happens.
Kiki doesn’t think it’s weird to go to a dance with a non-binary person; this is just normal life for these teens. Plus, Stevonnie gets to play with fashion in a way we haven’t see on the show, with a wonderful mix of androgynous, feminine and masculine clothes.
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.”