This Luchie Byron Interview Has Nothing To Do With Comics


French cartoonist Luchie Byron first came to my attention with Food Baby, published through Shortbox, which was a collection of anecdotes, short pieces, and recipes based on her love of noodles and home-grown cooking. Her stylish approach to cartooning attempts to paint her as some kind of ragamuffin disaster artist, when the truth is that she’s completely the reverse: carefully…

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“You’re an Avenger, Right?” Power and Guilt in ‘Hawkeye vs. Deadpool’


“A guy showed up tonight asking for help. I thought he was the usual crank. I was wrong.” Hawkeye vs. Deadpool begins with a call for help. In an unusually realistic superhero moment, Clint Barton (sporting a makeshift Ultron Halloween costume) is approached by a stranger on his doorstep. Clint, in a moment of annoyance (spurred on by trick-or-treaters complaining…

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Finding Gender Euphoria Through Tittychop Boobslash


by Donnie Martino As a trans person, it’s easy to get bogged down in gender dysphoria.  As a non-binary trans person, it’s even more complicated.  While dysphoria is difficult for both non-binary and binary trans people alike, it’s sometimes complicated for a non-binary person to exactly make sense of where their dysphoria is coming from.  For me, a lot of…

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Monkey Punch: 1937 – 2019


News broke early Tuesday that the cartoonist Kazuhiko Kato, also known as Monkey Punch, passed away due to pneumonia on April 11, 2019. He was 81. Born in Hokkaido in 1937, Kato’s most popular claim to fame in both the United States and Japan was Lupin the Third, which began life as a comic in Weekly Manga Action magazine in…

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