The isolation of enlisted women at Gitmo

On Narratively, Secret Life of Gitmo's Women by artist Lucy Bellwood and interviewer Sarah Mirk tells the stories of two women serving in the Navy at Guantanamo Bay.  The negatives of military culture seem to be amplified on the tiny island.  Laura and Melanie's stories both speak to the isolation and emotional conflict they feel as part of the... Continue Reading →

Interview with comics artist Amy Camber

Shortly after the presidential election, Seattle artist Amy Camber's comic "One Week Later" was a gift to those of us who were stunned and aching.  Published on The Huffington Post, the comic now has more than 13,ooo views, likes, and shares.  The message of grief and empathy was just what so many of us needed to... Continue Reading →

The strength to confront it

"How do you admit you’re a man who was sexually assaulted?"  editorial comics artist Chris Kindred asks in his short comic My Black Skin Is Not An Invitation on Matter. This beautiful piece uses the comics form flawlessly, walking the reader through the morning after the assault, his friends' reactions, and his own framing and reframing of the experience.  Kindred... Continue Reading →

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