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Cover for “Help! Everything in my life is turning GAY” by Sophie LaBelle. Frank is clutching his face; there’s a silhouette of a unicorn in the background.

I adore Sophie LaBelle’s comic Assigned Male, and when she announced she was making a Halloween zine (Hallowzine?), I preordered the crap out of it.

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Look, I’m just saying that Edward and Jacob would have been the more compelling star-crossed lovers: vampires and werewolves hate each other; plus coming out as a queer interracial couple to your oddly conservative supernatural communities is going to be rough, especially in a small town–
(loud coughing) I mean, welcome, friends, to day 3 of Feminist Halloween, where we continue this queer horror theme we’ve got going with The Other Side: Queer Paranormal Romance Anthology, edited by Kori Michele Handwerker and Melanie Gillman!

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No zombies. No vampires. No werewolves. No familiar solutions. No safe havens…. THE SLEEP OF REASON produces MONSTERS. Let us give you something to be afraid of.

[Image: panels from the comics Sleep of Dreams] Source

[Image: panels from the comics Sleep of Dreams] Source

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51hPT1obBPL._SX351_BO1,204,203,200_It’s Maggie’s first day of high school after years of homeschooling. Her mother just left and she doesn’t really have any friends outside of her older brothers. Also, she’s being haunted by the ghost of a sea captain’s wife.

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My former classmate Jonathan Hop is doing a Kickstarter for his graphic novel series Journey to the Middle Kingdom. The premise sounded fascinating, and as we attended grad school together, I couldn’t let him get away without asking some burning questions regarding addressing race and gender in the world of comics and graphic novels.

Journey to the Middle Kingdom

 

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I usually focus on Japanese media on this blog, but I did a guest post over on Comparative Geeks today about queer American comic anthologies. Enjoy!

Comparative Geeks

Guest post by Leah of The Lobster Dance, a blog about Japan, gender, media, and culture (with a heavy dose of manga and geekery) and I’ll Make It Myself!a food blog.

People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect. But actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey… stuff. — Doctor Who

“Wibbly-Wobbly, Sexy-Wexy”…: sexuality, like time, can be looked at from a “non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint.” —Anything That Loves, based on a comment at Comic Con

My taste in comics has always run a bit queer*of the center. If a comic has a sword-fighting woman or an androgynous character (or both at once if you please), I’ve probably read it. And much to the horror of misogynist nerds who think nerd girls do it for the ships (and what of it?!), the one thing guaranteed…

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Aaand we’re a day or two late. ぎりぎりセーフ。。。じゃない。

I collected a lot of articles on geeks and gender this summer and wanted to share them here on the blog. Japan Gender Reader will be back soon!

Image via Northwest Press.

Image via Northwest Press.

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