Tag: LGBTQ+ comics

A stylized character with purple-skin tone, donning a blue hairstyle holds a giant pen over their right shoulder. They lean over the block of text: 'Bluestockings Comics Festival'.

Bluestockings’ Inaugural Queer + Trans Comics Fest 2019

Conventions and art shows tend to grow with success, but that growth can come at the cost of exponentially increasing competition in ways many of its exhibitors cannot keep up with. The number of attendees increase year by year, inevitably encouraging greater involvement with corporate interests. Cost-effectiveness becomes a question, as the commercialization and franchising…

Small Favors, Colleen Coover

Girls Touch Girls: Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection

Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection Colleen Coover Oni/Limerence Press April 2017 Colleen Coover’s Small Favors was a growing experience for me. When I was younger, my only sources for wlw stories were the erotica section of my local bookstore (cue a traumatizing first encounter with bondage thanks to Anne Rice’s Claiming of Sleeping…

My Solo Exchange Diary, Seven Seas, 2018

My Solo Exchange Diary Review

My Solo Exchange Diary Nagata Kabi Seven Seas 2018 My Solo Exchange Diary by Nagata Kabi is an intensely raw look into her life and continued struggles with her mental health, independence, and acceptance of her sexuality. Nagata’s second work published and translated into English continues with themes laid out in its predecessor, My Lesbian…

Nicole Georges’ “Calling Dr. Laura,” Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home,” Graphic Memoir, and Something Strange About Time

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic (published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007) and Nicole Georges’ Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir (published by Houghton Mifflin Company, 2013) share some important similarities: they’re both graphic memoir texts that feature family dramas, and they both use the comics form to do interesting things with time. The similarities…

strangers in paradise

Strangers in Paradise Rantrospective Part 1: She Will Never Break This Chain

Content Warning: this retrospective mentions abuse and sexual assault If I were to do a quick Google search, I could find webcomics featuring anything I can imagine: gay centaur Westerns, wild overarching epics with diverse casts, and autobiographical tales featuring authors of almost every gender, sexuality, and race. While comic books on the direct market keep…

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