• 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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  • Focus on Comics Scholarship: an interview with Frederik Byrn Køhlert

    Focus on Comics Scholarship: an interview with Frederik Byrn Køhlert0

    Routledge will be publishing a series of scholarly texts on “Gender, Sexuality and Comics Studies,” as part of its Focus Collection, which offers quick publication of peer-reviewed work, of a length generally associated with a too-long chapter, or too-short monograph: 20,000 to 50,000 words including notes and references. The editor for the Gender, Sexuality and

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  • Learn to Be a Supportive Friend with The Breakaways!

    Learn to Be a Supportive Friend with The Breakaways!0

    The Breakaways Cathy G. Johnson (Writer and artist) and Kevin Czap (Colorist) First Second March 2019 Faith just started middle school, and on her very first day, she joined the soccer team—but not because she’s a confident go-getter. She maybe did it because Amanda, the pretty upperclassman who handed her the clipboard, is really cool

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  • Yes, Roya: Feminist Sex Positive Comics to the Rescue

    Yes, Roya: Feminist Sex Positive Comics to the Rescue2

    Yes, Roya Emilee Denich (art), Kinomatika (cover), C. Spike Trotman (writing) Iron Circus Comics April 18, 2017 Yes, Roya is a book I couldn’t put down. Published by Iron Circus Comics, a comics publisher known for their adult titles and amazing anthologies (Smut Peddler), and written by their founder and fearless leader C. Spike Trotman, Yes, Roya affected

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  • Not a Hero’s Journey: Queer vs Normative Storytelling in Devilman

    Not a Hero’s Journey: Queer vs Normative Storytelling in Devilman2

    This article does not contain outright spoilers, so feel free to read it whether you’ve experienced any incarnation of Devilman or not. It does however imply the directions things take, so bear that in mind if you want to go into the series completely ‘blind’. My title means a few things, but one of them

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