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 →
Political cartoonist Barry Deutsch strikes again with this comic inspired by a story about the "rape tax" by Amanda Taub at Vox. Do concerns for personal safety impact decisions that women make about professional collaborations? Taub says yes, and the implications of those decisions are ultimately limiting to women's careers.
Artist Ursa Eyer follows a girl from "cute" at age 4 to "sexy" at age 21, and beyond, in the comic Cat Call on Huffington Post. Innocuous compliments make way for full-force street harassment.
In Monster, Artist Kiko Galpin tells a very personal story about life after sexual assault. Earlier this month, Kiko answered some questions from Grab Back Comics about the process of making this comic and publishing it in Room Magazine. Kiko says, "I wanted to convey the idea that this fear and discomfort doesn’t go away after the... Continue Reading →
XKCD puts a woman in control of the universe, and it feels so good. This quick joke is worth the effort, even if you end up relying on the artist's explanation, like I did. Title text: Effect strength => [unstoppable] | Effect range => [2 miles] | Effect duration => [1 year] From the XKCD wiki:... Continue Reading →
How to be a Perfect Rape Victim. The emotionally honest geniuses at Robot Hugs made a devastating comic about how frustrating and demoralizing it is to report a sexual assault. The heartbreaking message: If you don't respond to your rape in the right way, you're just not credible. RobotHugs writes: "When I do comics for other... Continue Reading →
Political cartoonist Barry Deutsch tries out three different punchlines on this 6-panel comic about consent. I recommend this quick read for its thoughtful commentary on the process of making a comic.