• Accessibility and Cons: If Comics Are For Everyone, Can Everybody Reach Them?

    Accessibility and Cons: If Comics Are For Everyone, Can Everybody Reach Them?0

    Last time we talked, I discussed my own work as a comics creator and the ways in which I’ve worked to create my own disability representation in comics. This month, I want to delve into an issue that is broader in scope, but in many ways just as vital: accessibility at comic conventions. It’s con

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  • Representation & Desire: A Plus Sized Male Model

    Representation & Desire: A Plus Sized Male Model0

    • April 12, 2016

    Plus-sized female models are making inroads in mainstream fashion, and while this representation isn’t without its problems, it is telling that the question of plus-sized male models has only recently entered the conversation with the signing of Zach Miko as Target’s first ever plus-size male model.

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  • Kill the Fatphobia: Fat Girls in YA

    Kill the Fatphobia: Fat Girls in YA8

    Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky is a recent young adult novel about a group of fangirl friends who kidnap a member of their favorite boy band, The Ruperts. The first major description given of Apple, the fat girl in the group, is this: “Apple’s forehead crinkled, and having no food on hand to

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