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Queer Visibility: What SNAGGLEPUSS Could Teach Us About Resistance in 2018

Queer Visibility: What SNAGGLEPUSS Could Teach Us About Resistance in 2018

For time is the longest distance between two places. – Tennessee Williams   There’s a lot to be said about learning from history. It’s been nearly a year since the man pretending to be our “President” took office, and it’s been a damn long year. We’ve anticipated some of the worst, like last week’s vote

Harassment In Comics: Enough is Enough

Originally published April 27, 2016. When is this shit going to stop being tolerated in comics? Harassment. Abuse. Gatekeeping. Misogyny. Bigotry. Racism. Homophobia. Intolerance. These are words we see far too much in the world of comic books. Since Comicosity was founded in 2012, the instances of abuse reported throughout the industry have been too

Interview: Kadlecik, Steinkellner, and Steinkellner Count Down QUINCE

Written by Kit Steinkellner, illustrated by Emma Steinkellner, and created by Sebastian Kadlecik, Quince is a 15-issue, bilingual comic book series about a teenage girl who discovers she has super powers while celebrating her quinceañera. With only two more issues until its conclusion I spoke with the team as they prepare to wrap up their story. Kelly Richards:

Queer Visibility Interview: Schenkel and Boucher on Asexual Representation in MOONLIGHTERS

The last few weeks, Comicosity has been featuring a number of new Queer Visibility interviews focusing on #ownvoices in the LGBTA community, with chats with creators focused on non-binary, queer, and bisexual representations. Today, we’re talking with writer Katie Schenkel and editor JD Boucher about today’s issue of Moonlighters — a book already featuring bisexual,

Queer Visibility Interview: Elizabeth Beier Launches THE BIG BOOK OF BISEXUAL TRIALS AND ERRORS

Elizabeth Beier’s graphic memoir, The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors, is a bold story of personal and sexual exploration in more ways than one. Starting from a break-up of a long term relationship, the narrative navigates the growing pains of discovering and accepting the various facets of identity. Through a landscape of bars,

Queer Visibility Interview: Creating a Monster with WAYWARD SISTERS

As Halloween fast approaches you might be searching for a something within the fine medium of comics to help you embrace and celebrate your own monstrosity. Well dear reader, you need look no further than Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women. Bringing together 37 women and gender non-conforming people, Wayward Sisters features 25 stories

Queer Visibility Interview: Jennifer Dugan Circles Round with CIRCADIA

Queer comics and webcomics are booming these days, and very few places are seeing the excitement of this growth like Kickstarter. In fact, creators like Jennifer Dugan have recognized something powerful in going directly to the source with their narratives — reaching out directly to the readers looking for representation. With her current (100% funded

Queer Visibility Interview: Andrew Wheeler Goes FREELANCE [Part 2]

Yesterday, we sat down with writer Andrew Wheeler to chat about the first volume of Freelance, Chapterhouse Books’ revitalization of Golden Age hero Lance Valiant. No stranger to analysis and criticism of queer representation himself, Wheeler continues in conversation with Senior Editor Matt Santori to chat about writing gay characters, introducing their sexuality on the

Queer Visibility Interview: Andrew Wheeler Goes FREELANCE [Part 1]

When someone mentions the Golden Age of comics to you, you probably think Superman, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, right? Alan Scott, Namor, Human Torch, Jay Garrick. But what about Lance Valiant? One of Canada’s earliest Golden Age heroes — and one whose absence from the comics scene has been protracted enough to return him

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