It’s time for me to say goodbye to Drawn to Comics. Here are some thoughts on what all of y’all have meant to me and my favorite comics along the way.
Valero-O’Connell is known for her distinctive and beautiful illustration style, and she’s starting to be recognized; she has two well-deserved Eisner Award Nominations for this comic, for Best Single Issue/One-Shot and Best Coloring.
Are you ready for a new Lumberjanes graphic novel about a magic compass, a wandering woman in the woods and Mal and Molly having lots of feelings?
Kiku Hughes first came to my attention a few years ago when I saw a lovely short comic she did about some space lesbians. I was immediately drawn to her lush and deeply rich character designs and colors. The comic looked like a galactic dessert, and I wanted seconds and thirds.
Super Late Bloomer, which chronicles the first year of Julia’s life after she decided to transition, could turn any pessimist into the most ardent optimist.
“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.”
The Pervert is definitely going to turn off some readers, it’s full of swearing and violent homophobia and transphobia and explicit sex scenes, but for the people who read it, it will stick with them forever. This book is a wake up call.
There’s something about your first kiss with a girl, something different. It can bring out truths you’re not ready for, it can open doors that can never be closed, it can change your life forever.
As you know, Brianna Hildebrand, the actor who plays Negasonic Teenage Warhead is queer herself, and she somehow looks even more gay in this second movie than she did in the first one, so everything is set up for the character to be gay.
She’s sensitive and nervous, super emotional and super, super gay. She’s a perfect gay role model.
“They want good ant representation in the media they watch. They freak out and throw up when a girl ant actually says “yes” to going on a date with them. Lesbian Ants! They’re just like us!”
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.
“I was about to write, “this book almost seems like fan service,” but, nope, it doesn’t just seem that way, it is fan service.”
Recently we’ve had queer women in Jessica Jones and Marvel’s Runaways, but Marvel and DC’s cinematic universes are still disturbingly straight.
If you’ve got people in your life who could use some help, Archie Bongiovanni and Tristin Jimerson have a brand new book that will explain how to use they/them and other gender neutral pronouns, and also why it’s so important.
“The joy these people are feeling for having found happy, loving and affirming relationships is radiating off of the page. These are clearly trans people who have found happiness with who they are and where they are in life, and the art goes a long, long way to show that.”
Everyone who’s been clamoring for a romance comic about queer Black women written by a Black woman and with art by women has gotten exactly what they want with “Bingo Love.”
I’d suggest hopping on board now so you can say you were there when they had their first kiss. It’s gonna be worth it.
We’re all lucky enough to see an exclusive preview of this book about dresses, gender, true selves and love right here.
Checking out the #hourlycomicday hashtag on Twitter is a great way to find a bunch of your favorite artists, as well as new ones you haven’t seen before, giving you a little snapshot of their lives.