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.
Sorry guys, but your fav is gay. There’s no version of the Overwatch universe where she’s gonna fall for you. You can stop hoping that she’ll notice you. She has a girlfriend, she likes the ladies.
1. Make her a Woman of Color
I do this list every year around this time, but this year it might be more important than ever. With the election of Trump and Pence and a Republican Congress, LGBTQ people and women are targets in a way we haven’t been for a while, and we’ve been a pretty big target for a long time.
In light of this acceptance that I’m attracted to nerds, and with the understanding that there are probably lots of you who are attracted to nerds too, I decided that I’d put together some suggestions for gifts you can get for that special nerdy crush in your life.
If you’re getting tired of watching the news try to make Nazis mainstream again, here are 6 comics to remind you just how great it feels to see a good guy beat up someone from the “Alt-Right.”
Small Favors is “a classic masterpiece of lady-friendly erotica… The critically-acclaimed girly porno comic by Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover is back in a deluxe hardcover edition and we invite you to join the fun and meet Annie and her tiny taskmaster Nibbil in erotic adventures sure to make you blush.”
The comics industry is filled with a lot of wonderful, generous and kind-hearted creators. This is just one example of that truth.
Mok fills each panel of her comics with so much emotion and power that reading them is a full body experience, taking you to a place either you’ve never been before or a place that’s all too familiar.
Halloween is a great time for queer people. We get to explore weird stuff, we get to dress however we want, we get to try new things. We also get to tell stories. We get to tell stories that show just how weird and different and, yes, sometimes creepy, our worlds and our lives and our selves are.
Walden is far and away one of the best cartoonists working today. She crafts such simple stories and images, but they hold in themselves universes of feeling, emotion and meaning. On a Sunbeam has one of the most interesting and compelling future worlds and character rosters of any comic I’m reading right now.
“My favorite thing about making this comic is getting to continually explore these characters … I love how they’ve changed and developed over the course of the story, and … I’m glad my readers have gotten attached to them as well.”
The masses of queer, Latinx, women and feminist comics fans have finally been heard and our chants are answered. We cheered for her. America America America. And she responded America yes.
The world of comics has changed dramatically for trans women over the past three years.
Your votes are in and you’ve chosen your favorite comics in seventeen different categories celebrating not just the best in comics, but also the best in positive representation for queer women and non-binary people and feminist themes, for the Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Awards.
“I hope queer readers of color walk away with that slightly breathless feeling that happens after finishing a great story. I want that to occur without the awful heart-sinking anxiety that wells in your chest when you realize no one in the story looks or loves like you do (again).”
This credo has been hammered home in a recent issue where Barney, who was once a Scouting Lad, joins the Lumberjanes and the book starts clearly using they/them pronouns for them.
Who do you think is making the best queer women’s and feminist comics? Make your voice heard!