These comics and graphic novels make women’s friendships the focus.
This is a big blow to a part of the publishing world that is often regarded as “books for kids” or something less than “real literature.” It’s an especially big blow to marginalized people.
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.
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.
Knowing that these A-Camp All-Stars live parts of their lives off the mountain and reading comics, I decided to ask some of them what their very favorite comics are.
When Lumberjanes is at its best, like in these issues, it’s not only one of the best queer comic books out there, but it’s also one of the best fantasy comics, one of the best comedy comics, one of the best adventure comics and definitely one of the best all-ages comics.
Hellcat, Lumberjanes, Bitch Planet, Ms. Marvel, Moon Girl and more of my favorite comics from this past year!
While I’ve been busy writing about the Autostraddle Comic Awards and what comics you should buy for the holidays, an entire Lumberjanes storyline happened!
We still have a long way to go when it comes to trans representation in pop culture, but the gifts in this guide are a solid step forward for trans equality.
As long as queer kids are taking their own lives, as long as young lesbians are told that their crushes on other girls are just fleeting feelings that all straight girls have and as long as trans girls as young as age 6 are treated as sexual deviants who shouldn’t be allowed to use the bathroom, we’re going to need representation in all-ages media.
Let’s see how the year 2015 was for women in comics and what we can hope for in 2016 (I’m mainly hoping for more queer comics).
Read these f*cking books.
All comics are Girl Comics, but the ones on these list are some of the best ones.
If you’re looking for a quick recap of some of Autostraddle’s trans coverage from the past year, look no further.
Here’s a mega photoessay of Comic Con with highlights from panelists talking about women in comics, diversity in comics and LGBT representation.
“That’s what these awards are, a deep and profound thank you to all of the people who make us glad that we didn’t listen when we were told that girls don’t read comics.”
Our goal is to recognize and celebrate webcomics, graphic zines, comic books, graphic novels and other forms of sequential art that feature both excellence in the art form and excellence in representation for girls and women (especially queer girls and women) and feminist themes.
“Jo’s trans identity was just another integral part of her character, and it developed very naturally — she was a leader, she was VERY passionate about being a Lumberjane, she was also trans.”
Jeez, Abigail, what did the Grootslang ever do to you?
I think this is genuinely the first time I’ve seen the list of winners from a major award and not just been not-dissapointed, but been genuinely happy.