by Soph Myers-Kelley Dear Sophie, Love Sophie is in many ways too relatable to my own life (and I loved every minute of it). Sophie Lucido Johnson, author of previous graphic memoir Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s) and Audible book Love Without Sex: Stories on the Spectrum of Modern Relationships, gets vulnerable as she responds to real diary entries from her middle and high school self. Through joyfully simple drawings with thick lines and bold colors, Johnson brings you to the world of her teen self, when she’s figuring out crushes and love, weight and… Read More
Content Warning: Depression, sex, self-hatred, eating disorders, self-harm, trichotillomania, sex work (escort service), suicidal thoughts, mental health Book Review by Soph Myers-Kelley Kabi Nagata creates a beautiful world of simple, soft drawings with beautiful shades of pinks, white, and black. The imagery draws you in and make you connect with the cute depiction she’s made of her likeness, as well as her experience. This book is recommended for teens older than 16. Welcome to the feeling of helplessness and hopelessness of a 28-year-old who’s never had sex, never had a career, and is in the deep nasty pits of… Read More
Book Review by Kevin Wolf When I was a child, perhaps age 8 before my younger brother was born, my mother sat down to read me a book with the title Where Do Babies Come From? I don’t recall the author. It was a picture book. My mother wasn’t very comfortable talking about sex, and used this book to give me my sex education; I only remember the picture of a sperm finding an egg. There’s a new graphic sex education guide with five fictional adolescents (Rico, Malia, Max, Sam, & Alexis) talking “about everything.” The book is called Wait,… Read More
Brighton conference presenter Rachel Abrams sends news: “I’m delighted to share news with you that my long-gestated project, Pins and Needles, about Gen X women navigating fertility, is finally up online and out in the world.” You can check out her new project site here: http://www.gotpinsandneedles.com
awaiting GM review Amazon blurb: ‘Loving Each Other Safely is part of the Books Beyond Words series of picture books that help people with learning and communication difficulties to explore and understand their own experiences. A loving relationship can be exciting and fulfilling. It can be difficult for people with learning disabilities to find a healthy way to look for intimacy in their lives. Use this book to help people explore their hopes and experiences. Guidelines are provided (as text at the back) for carers and supporters, health and other professionals providing support to people with learning disabilities. There is… Read More
Awaiting GM review Karrie’s talk at Comics and Medicine: Visualising the Stigma of Illness Amazon blurb: “141 Rottin Road ‘A cosy, one-bedroom apartment on the first floor of a charming Victorian conversion. Newly decorated and with a separate kitchen and reception room. Located just a bus ride away from a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars.’ Welcome to The House that Groaned and the six lonely inhabitants of its separate flats, characters so at odds with themselves and their bodies that they could only have stepped out of the pages of a comic novel. There’s Barbara, our make-up artist heroine and… Read More
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The funniest book about herpes you’ll read this year. Let me make my opinion clear from the outset: this book is superb. A work of genius. I don’t think anyone is able to graphically imbue their characters with such a sense of anxiety and dejection as Ken Dahl does. Many thanks to Martha Cornog for allerting me to the work of Gabby Shulz, a.k.a. Ken Dahl who, according to his blog, still plods on in a series of day jobs in order to pay the bills. He deserves great things, indeed he has just won an Ignatz Award for Monsters. This… Read More