• You Yourself Are an Obsolete Computer: Reading Carta Monir

    You Yourself Are an Obsolete Computer: Reading Carta Monir0

    “Virtual intimacies were failures before the fact. If you had to get online to get it, it couldn’t be the real thing. But what is the real thing, what is real intimacy?” —Shaka McGlotten Before it spirals out into freaky chatroom horror, Carta Monir’s Secure Connect takes the familiar and comforting form of a memoir

  • Kim Reaper: Vampire Island #1 Review

    Kim Reaper: Vampire Island #1 Review0

    Kim Reaper: Vampire Island #1 Sarah Graley (writer, artist, colorist), Crank! (letterer) Oni Press September 5, 2018 Kim Reaper: Vampire Island follows up last year’s original volume with more of Sarah Graley’s distinctive cuteness and drama. (I interviewed Graley about the first volume here.) After getting herself in trouble with her grim reaper bosses in

  • Con Diaries: Flame Con 2018

    Con Diaries: Flame Con 20180

    Flame Con has leveled up in its fourth year, moving to a bigger venue in Times Square from Brooklyn. The new digs provided a bigger artist alley and more space for even more queer fans, panels, and stage shows. It’s an all-ages con, and is free for the youth to attend on Sunday, so while

  • My Solo Exchange Diary Review

    My Solo Exchange Diary Review0

    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

  • Round-Table: LGBTQIA+ Comic Influences

    Round-Table: LGBTQIA+ Comic Influences0

    June is National Pride Month, a time for celebrating identity and creating a space where LGBTQIA+ individuals can speak up and have their voices heard. Women Write About Comics has an interest—naturally—in queer comics and how they influenced us for better or worse. We sat down with some of our staff and contributors to talk

  • Authenticity and Happiness Shine Through in The Bride Was A Boy

    Authenticity and Happiness Shine Through in The Bride Was A Boy0

    The Bride Was A Boy Chii (story and art) Seven Seas May 2018 A great example of queer representation in manga, The Bride Was A Boy is an autobiographical story about a Japanese trans woman and her experience falling in love, transitioning, and getting married in Japan. Everything about this book is cute and heartwarming—Chii’s