The most wholesome comics content on all of Twitter is about two line-drawn girlfriends who sometimes shapeshift into orbs.
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.
By focusing on Kate Bishop instead of Clint Barton, that means we get a tonal and moral shift to one focused on women and girlhood and feminism. And it means we get a kickass, fun and thoughtful comic about one of the best young superheroes in the Marvel Universe.
“The first time I read a comic with America Chavez, it was Young Avengers and it changed my entire view of comics. I had never seen a character that was so much like me and such a badass. The first time I read a comic with America Chavez written by former Autostraddle writer Gabby Rivera, it changed everything all over again.”
2017 was a banner year for comics by queer and trans women and women of color.
There are over 80 queer and trans comics creators and illustrators to support on this list!
This comic is gorgeous, well-written, hella gay, sexy AF and one of my favorite books I’ve read in a while.
Always Human is great for fans of anime or manga-style romances, and for fans of creative science fiction stories. And, of course, it’s great for anyone who wants to read about two women falling in love.
Kerry Washington will produce, and Rashida Jones will adapt and direct this into a franchise of movies.
“5. Center Your Universe on Wonder Woman, Not Batman”
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.
The #MeToo hashtag was an important one. It was also imperfect. These comics are illuminating that. They’re speaking up for others who feel the same way but were or still are afraid.
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.
If you’re tired of all the terrible things we all see on a daily basis and want something to help you calm down before bed, This is Not Fiction is the gay teen comic for you.
In “Pockets,” Sydney and her mom are on their way to go shopping for some hiking boots and shorts for Sydney’s trip. She’s normally wearing skirts and cute flats, but her mom is understandably concerned about those kind of clothes while she’s hiking up a mountain for a week.
Molly Ostertag knows how to draw to women (with tails and cat ears and fangs) having sex like Cate Blanchett knows how to seduce young shopgirls.
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.