• New Colors for Bug Boys and Witchlight Enrich their Stories

    New Colors for Bug Boys and Witchlight Enrich their Stories0

    I’m a big fan of Czap Books, especially two of their earlier publications – Laura Knetzger’s sweet, slice-of-life series Bug Boys, and Jessi Zabarsky’s emotional, warm fantasy Witchlight. I’ve written about both comics before, but since those initial pieces both books were picked up by Random House Graphic and released to a wider audience. I

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  • Jane Mai’s Soft is a Brilliant Retelling of Carmilla

    Jane Mai’s Soft is a Brilliant Retelling of Carmilla0

    CONTENT WARNING: This article contains discussion of abusive relationships. When a friend recommended I watch a low budget webseries about a lesbian vampire who falls in love with her plucky college roommate, I didn’t realize it was based on Carmilla, a vampire novella by Sheridan Le Fanu older than Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I was fascinated

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  • Previously On Comics: Convention Season Begins

    Previously On Comics: Convention Season Begins0

    And we’re back once more for a recap of Comics News for last week. Let’s dive right in. Emerald City Comic Con Releases Statement on Novel Coronavirus Preparations Ahead of Seattle Convention On March 1st the official Emerald City Comic Con twitter released a statement regarding their preparations for holding a convention during a time

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  • New Intersections: Queer Futurism and the Krakoan Body Politic

    New Intersections: Queer Futurism and the Krakoan Body Politic2

    With the advent of House of X and Powers of X, both mutants and X-Pedagogy have experienced a paradigm shift. Even the ways in which the mutant-metaphor is discussed and engaged with has shifted as digital spaces such as “ X-Twitter” carve out their own Krakoan Community. 

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  • Normal Offers Queer, Desi Horror That Packs a Punch

    Normal Offers Queer, Desi Horror That Packs a Punch0

    The last Gaysi zine I reviewed was All that We Want, a gorgeous, warm celebration of queer desire. Their newest zine, Normal, is a complete departure from that exploration of queer joy, and instead dives into all that keeps us from such experiences. As Niyati Joshi makes known in their introduction, queer and trans people

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  • Copter Crash: Isabel Fall and the Transgender SF Debate

    Copter Crash: Isabel Fall and the Transgender SF Debate3

    On New Year’s Day, the latest issue of the digital science fiction magazine Clarkesworld went live. The line-up included a mixture of established talents and new names; in the latter category was Isabel Fall, who contributed a story entitled “I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter.” Isabell Fall’s piece was available on the website for

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