Comics Are Great! 35 – Gender Identity
It’s a discussion on the positive power of fantasy stories on this week’s Comics Are Great! podcast, as I’m joined by Joamette Gil and Brian Denham for a discussion on their new comic, Exile. Gil and Denham’s story features a transgender protagonist who faces cosmic challenges while also dealing with her own gender identity. But this raises a question–why deal with these issues in a fantasy tale, rather than a memoir or slice-of-life story? How does a fantasy story change one’s approach in dealing with these issues?
We’re joined at the end by Sharon Iverson of the Ann Arbor District Library, who shares some terrific book recommendations with us.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Womanthology: Heroic
- The Olympia Cartoonists Collective
- Katie Shanahan
- Project Chance
- Brian Denham’s Adobe Illustrator tutorials
- Antarctic Press
- PPV: Pay-Per-View
This week’s book recommendations:
- The Knights of the Lunch Table #2: The Dragon Players
- Calamity Jack
- Showcase Presents Aquaman 1
- Diary of a Zombie Kid GN
- Wandering Son: Book One (Wandering Son)
Here’s the video from this episode’s live stream (audio player at the bottom of this post):
Tune in next Wednesday live at 12:30 pm Eastern Time on Comicsaregreat.tv!