• Bluestockings’ Inaugural Queer + Trans Comics Fest 2019

    Bluestockings’ Inaugural Queer + Trans Comics Fest 20190

    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

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  • TCAF 2019 Diary: Calls to Action and Comics Communities

    TCAF 2019 Diary: Calls to Action and Comics Communities0

    Ever since I moved to Toronto in 2018, I’ve heard about the Toronto Comics and Arts Festival (TCAF), which I had narrowly missed in 2018 because I arrived a month too late. So, it really isn’t surprising that the moment I got the chance, I made arrangements to attend the festival in 2019.

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  • The Wedding Issue: Alysia Yeoh and Jo

    The Wedding Issue: Alysia Yeoh and Jo0

    Aside from “Who would win in a fight?” nothing gets comic fans more heated than the question of whether or not superheroes (and their friends) should marry. In this mini-feature, former Bride Rebecca Henely-Weiss and Bride-to-Be Kayleigh Hearn take a trip down memory lane to the most significant times comic companies took the plunge and

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  • Snap Flash Hustle: Milennial American Josei

    Snap Flash Hustle: Milennial American Josei0

    Snap Flash Hustle #1 Jim Campbell (letterer), Emily Pearson (artist), Pat Shand (writer) Black Mask December 5, 2018 Snap Flash Hustle is pure josei, the josei-est American comic book I’ve had the catharsis to read.

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  • Superpose’s Heavy Light: How to Make A World Out of Neon

    Superpose’s Heavy Light: How to Make A World Out of Neon0

    Over the past couple years, neon has come into some serious vogue. Posters around town flash fierce magentas upon cyborg-seeking cops, gritty mystery teens, women wrestlers. From Riverdale ads, cobalt rim-lights hit figures leaning over a diner table. Just now, a city bus passing me billed two different movies in hyper-chromatic light.

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  • Hell is for Lovers: Pinky and Pepper Forever

    Hell is for Lovers: Pinky and Pepper Forever0

    Pinky and Pepper Forever Ivy Atoms Silver Sprocket June 18, 2018 A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Pinky and Pepper are two artists in love. They’re both students trying to refine their craft and find their audience, but neither one feels like they’re having

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