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 →
Hush: “Some things are not meant to be talked about.”
Does anyone have a copy of Hush I could borrow? This graphic novella, by Pratheek Thomas (writer) and Rajiv Eipe (artist) was published in India by Manta Ray Comics in 2010. It looks like a fascinating comic -- a story with no words, in which a young girl is molested by her father, and someone... Continue Reading →
Disney Princesses for Sexual Abuse Awareness?
Released in 2014, this series of images by Syrian artist Saint Hoax shows Disney princesses kissing their fathers, or their fathers kissing them. Intended to bring attention to child sex abuse by relatives, the image captions state that 46% of minors who are sexually assaulted are victims of family members. I don't love looking at... Continue Reading →
Book Review: Daddy’s Girl by Debbie Drechsler
From the beginning of Daddy’s Girl, Debbie Drechsler challenges the reader with explicit, hard-to-stomach images of father-daughter incest. About half of the 11 stories focus on episodes of incest or sexual assault, and the other half show us a girl navigating her family and school life in the shadow of her ongoing abuse. The author... Continue Reading →