• Yes, Roya: Feminist Sex Positive Comics to the Rescue

    Yes, Roya: Feminist Sex Positive Comics to the Rescue2

    Yes, Roya Emilee Denich (art), Kinomatika (cover), C. Spike Trotman (writing) Iron Circus Comics April 18, 2017 Yes, Roya is a book I couldn’t put down. Published by Iron Circus Comics, a comics publisher known for their adult titles and amazing anthologies (Smut Peddler), and written by their founder and fearless leader C. Spike Trotman, Yes, Roya affected

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  • Not a Hero’s Journey: Queer vs Normative Storytelling in Devilman

    Not a Hero’s Journey: Queer vs Normative Storytelling in Devilman2

    This article does not contain outright spoilers, so feel free to read it whether you’ve experienced any incarnation of Devilman or not. It does however imply the directions things take, so bear that in mind if you want to go into the series completely ‘blind’. My title means a few things, but one of them

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  • The Best Thing I Didn’t Know About Valerian & Laureline

    The Best Thing I Didn’t Know About Valerian & Laureline4

    It’s that they love each other. Valérian and Laureline is a french-language comic, originally published over six decades (the late 1960s through the first ten years of the 21st century), and in English currently by Cinebook. They put out single-volume books as well as bonanza compendiums; I’ve only, so far, read three of the former.

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  • Fun Home On the Page and the Stage

    Fun Home On the Page and the Stage0

    Small and Big, Close and Far, Same and Different The award winning Broadway musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir of the same name, is now on tour. By the time this goes to press, the production will most likely be in Schenectady. Or Providence. And somewhere else after that. Whenever shows go

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  • Gerald’s Game Is A Harrowing Survivor’s Story

    Gerald’s Game Is A Harrowing Survivor’s Story1

    Gerald’s Game Mike Flanagan (director and editor), Michael Fimognari (cinematography) Adapted from Stephen King’s Gerald’s Game by Mike Flanagan Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Henry Thomas (cast) Released September 24th (Fantastic Fest), September 29th (internet release) Content Warning: Sexual abuse. I went into Gerald’s Game having not read the book (I shouldn’t be allowed to call

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  • Lea & Julius Antoine: A 1980s French Comic About Ephebophilia

    Lea & Julius Antoine: A 1980s French Comic About Ephebophilia3

    Lea: The Confessions of Julius Antoine Serge Le Tendre (writer), Christian Rossi (artist) Fantagraphics, 1989 First published in French by Albin Michel, 1985 This article contains discussions of ephebophilia and paedophilia.

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