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 →
Meredith Gran at Octopus Pie riffs on real life in NYC. She writes "New York is a city that never shuts down, and the lechers are no exception. In my time away from the city I’d forgotten just how persistent they are, even in the coldest weather. Those brave souls."
The assignment: Design a project that address issues surrounding sexual assault. The designers: Students Jane Kim, Shayna Lauer, and Helén Marton The course: Design for Public Awareness, Professor Jan Hadlaw in her course at York University, Toronto Another comic from the course that I'd like to see is “The Monsters I See,” a 16-page graphic novella by Esther... Continue Reading →