Tatsuya Ishida at Sinfest comments on how much energy it can take for a woman to feel safe leaving the house.
Portrait photographer Robbie Aupspurger has made some gorgeous retro portraits of modern musicians and every day people. I don't know who turned this portrait into an ingenious meme, but thank you very much!
Cartoonist Suzy X talks about how getting triggered can ruin her whole week, at Bitch Magazine. What does it take to weather the storm? Self care, good friends, and a well formulated backup plan.
Hot off the presses! The Grab Back Comics Anthology includes 92 pages of beautiful comics, plus a mini poster! It features work by 17 artists from Canada, Europe, and the US. The artists: Erika Rier, Robin Elan, Rachel Masilamani, Tatiana Gill, Oana & Maria Heller, Catherine Alice Michaelis, Erma Blood, Nicole J. Georges, Mikiko Galpin,... Continue Reading →
In her project Against the Wall, Brazilian artist Carol Rossetti gives voice to many issues that impact women. She writes, "It always bothered me the world's constant attempts to control women's bodies, behaviors and identities. This control is such a deep part of our culture that we hardly ever realize how cruel it is and how it restricts... Continue Reading →
She did it! Portland artist Erika Rier finished her comic on time, and you can see it next month when the Grab Back Comics Anthology premiers. This book is going to be amazing. Stay tuned! https://www.instagram.com/p/BUXtO51DrX4/?taken-by=erika_rier&hl=en
When he dressed up as a duck for a job in high school, Barry Deutsch was seen as female by the public and as gay by his coworkers. Things got dangerous. He tells an insightful story about personal vulnerability and the fragility of the gender system in If It Looks Like a Duck on The... Continue Reading →
Last month, I came across the comic Interval of Trust by Romanian artists Maria and Oana Heller on Webtoons. This gorgeously illustrated 24-page fictional comic tells the story of Mara, a high school student whose anger, fueled by an abusive past, has put her into a precarious position. Through a series of flashbacks, we learn... Continue Reading →
Artist Rasenth has some things to say about the double standards that women have to put up with, published on Bust.
In her new book Not My Shame, T.O. Walker tells a story that I can really relate to. Published in the U.K. in 2017 by Singing Dragon, Not My Shame is a graphic memoir about assault, hard-earned survival, and the redemption of human connection. The non-linear narrative reflects the experiences of an assault survivor... Continue Reading →