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Transmyscira: Mark Doyle and Putting the Family in the Bat-Family

Transmyscira: Mark Doyle and Putting the Family in the Bat-Family

It’s a hard year to be choosing a single outstanding person in the editor category since it’s been such an incredible breakout year for staking out the editor as an influencer, curator, and incubator of talent. I think I really wanted to give this one to Gerard Way for his work on Young Animal because

Transmyscira: It’s 2017 and Gender Trungles

Picking a best artist at the end of a given year is probably the most irksome category, because the wild diversity of styles and methods of cartooning — honed for specific, wildly varying purposes — is the lifeblood of the medium. Even if you want to laser in on who draws the best fight scenes,

Transmycira: 2017, Trump’s America, and DEATHSTROKE #11

I was recently listening to Pod Save America, a pretty indispensable political podcast run by former Obama staffers, mark the occasion of the five year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting by talking to New Jersey Junior Senator Cory Booker. Booker is probably the Democratic frontrunner for the 2020 nomination, and for good reason. Booker

Transmyscira: For the Love of God

When my mother yells like this it’s because she loves me -Tyra Banks   If I can live through this I can do anything. -Fallout Boy, “Champion”   Last year, I wrote a fairly sprawling meditation on the state of comics criticism around Damien Hirst’s The Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living,

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

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