• 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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  • 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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  • The Performative Horniness of Dawn of X

    The Performative Horniness of Dawn of X0

    Adjoining bedrooms. That was all it took for the X-Men’s most infamous love triangle to suddenly become a canon poly triad in the minds of fans everywhere. Elsewhere in the same issue, we bore witness to Corsair’s partner hitting on Rachel Summers, his granddaughter, another character generally accepted as queer despite only the most subtextual

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  • Insta Made Me Read It: Scorching Romance and Let’s Play

    Insta Made Me Read It: Scorching Romance and Let’s Play0

    Insta Made Me Read It is a twice-monthly column covering the webtoons advertised by LINE Webtoon on their Instagram account and on their app. The focus is on what’s both popular and encouraged to be popular by the publisher-platform itself. This time, I’ve been reading Scorching Romance and Let’s Play. Both are romance-themed comics with

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  • Good Sexual Citizenship Review: Great Ammo for the #MeToo Movement

    Good Sexual Citizenship Review: Great Ammo for the #MeToo Movement0

    Good Sexual Citizenship: How to Create a Sexually Safer World Ellen Friedrichs (Writer) Cleis Press September 24, 2019 We’re living in a #MeToo world where more people from marginalised communities are able to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault. Unfortunately, very few of the men accused of the crimes they have perpetrated will

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