Author: Elvie Mae Parian

A24’s Entrance Into Animation Should Be Exciting, But Instead, It’s Exhausting

Content warning: mentions of sexual abuse and rape.  While much of the entertainment industry seems to be at a pause, animators everywhere continue to work behind their screens and working stations without interruption. Live-action productions — endeavors that require physical contact and varying degrees of intimacy — are mostly at a standstill due to an…

Two women look melancholingly in a car. The woman driving wears glasses.

Are You Listening? Is a Road Trip Through Wistful, Empty Roads

Are You Listening? Tillie Walden (artist & writer) August 7, 2019 First Second Content warning: This work contains references to sexual assault. “The guidebooks play deception; oceans are A property of mind. All maps are fiction, All travelers come to separate frontiers.” -Adrienne Rich, Itinerary When two young women face a chance encounter on the…

A small child is curled up, sleeping and huddled, sleeping in a field of sunflowers against a daylit sky.

Cheshire Crossing Is Rightfully the Messy Fanfic It Knows It Is

Cheshire Crossing Andy Weir (writer), Sarah Andersen (illustrator), Alison George (colors) July 9, 2019 Ten Speed Press Time and time again, writers explore the what-if’s and rhetorical epilogues of iconic, fantastical worlds in classic literature. How did Alice’s experiences in Wonderland affect her? How does Dorothy Gale fare back in Kansas after leaving the wonderful…