Author: Véronique Emma Houxbois

Cover Girl: My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness

Each month, we gather a team of WWAC contributors to analyze a new and notable comic book cover featuring a woman. This month Ray, Alexis, Kayleigh, Veronique, and Melissa got together to talk about the cover to My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness, the hit queer manga memoir by Nagata Kabi and published in English by Seven Seas. What is your initial reaction to this as a piece of comic art? Ray Sonne: A little scandalized and then a little aroused. The center of the comic starts at the unknown woman’s nipple so that’s where our gaze lands (scandalized) and pulls...

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Not Feeling the GLOW

On February 9th, 1989 WWE owner Vince McMahon changed the landscape of professional wrestling forever when he testified to the New Jersey state senate that his business wasn’t a legitimately contested sport like boxing, but instead a scripted stage show with a predetermined outcome. It was hardly a world shaking revelation to the outside world, but it had a wide range of effects that are still being felt to this day. McMahon’s motivation was to see pro wrestling deregulated and thus no longer subject to the fees and stipulations of state athletic commissions, saving himself a considerable amount of...

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Cover Girls: Baby Teeth

Each month, we gather a team of WWAC contributors to analyze a new and notable comic book cover featuring a woman. This month Rosie, Veronique, Kayleigh, and Melissa discuss Babyteeth, a new devil baby comic from Aftershock. Babyteeth #1 Donny Cates (w), Garry Brown (p), Mark Englert (c), Taylor Esposito (l), Garry Brown (regular cover artist) Aftershock Cover #1 – Garry Brown, Cover #2 – Elizabeth Torque What is your initial reaction to this as a piece of comic art? Rosie Knight: My initial reaction is kind of meh to both of these covers; there is something a little punk and cool about...

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Orphan Black’s Last Season Premiere Stirs Mixed Emotions

Count to ten, this is the end. The final season of Orphan Black is here and I’m having trouble figuring out exactly what that means to me in light of the series premiere. It may not be entirely the show’s fault though, because I watched the series premiere right after finally catching Bones’ series finale, which closed out a sprawling twelve season run. Bones was, in some respects, a gigantic achievement for women in genre television. It portrayed women dominating a number of scientific and law enforcement fields, and made their romantic and professional lives the true axis that...

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Berliac: Sadboi Drawn and Quartered

On May 31st, Drawn and Quarterly announced they would be publishing Argentinian cartoonist Berliac’s Sadboi, a graphic novel following the exploits of an immigrant to Norway stigmatized and denied the opportunity to integrate into Norwegian society. Within 48 hours, the publisher withdrew plans to publish Sadboi and issued an apology for not doing their due diligence in researching his background and views, specifically his characterization of the “Gaijin Gekiga” style that he draws in. As noted in a Norwegian review of Sadboi, Berliac radically altered his style of illustration between 2013 and 2014 to emulate the Gekiga school of...

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