Sorry about the extended ‘no comic,’ I’ve just been trying to put all my energy into A Jagged Road, and all that energy is instead getting spent on self-pity and apathy.
I have a basic sketch of page 1 done, but it’s nothing special. I’ll make sure I have something out by next week, be it a A Jagged Road page, or just an Out of Context.
Okay, so I know I’ve stumbled onto the Good Crook before, and I guess it just got lost in the shuffle back then. Maybe I also stumbled onto it back before I had quite broadened my horizons on comic art. Regardless:
The Good Crook is a short graphic novel about a man taking his daughter on an outing to prove both to himself and to his ex-wife that he can be better than he is – and he’s decided to do that by trying to be a mobster. The problem is that he flatly refuses to do anything illegal.
The comic has a very distinct art style to it – I think I found it off-putting when I first started the comic but I love it now. The other thing you’ll find about it is that it is 99% banter – my favorite thing about comics now.
Also I spotted Marlene.
I think I’m going to start separating the Webcomic Review news from my comic stuff. WordPress seems to organize it better that way.
There’s a whole bunch of neat comics by Eric Colossal (there is no way that is his actual name). Rutabega is barely starting out and is about an adventuring cook. There are also several other short run comics that have completed. Tomb is particularly fun.
While there were many many horrifying scenes throughout the movie, I think that the part that most disturbed me was hearing Princess Clara saying so many horrible dirty things in Twilight Sparkle’s voice.
Someone accurately pointed out that I left out another group of transgendered individuals: those that just want a different set of organs than the ones they were born with. I didn’t intend to leave them out, I just kind of got on a roll with the narrative of the comic and left them out. I do have a few comics left of this series to finish, so I’ll have a chance to rectify this.
I’ve actually spent a lot of time (especially lately) thinking about Gender and the Transgendered. I’d been frustrated with trying to understand how someone could just innately want to be a different sex, and this frustration culminated in me asking a question of someone on Deviantart who had posted a very informative breakdown of Transgenderism. My rambling comment is a good indication of my understanding at the time, and winds up inadvertently comparing Transgenderism to Bodily Mutilation (which may not necessarily be a bad comparison – Body Mutilators have just as much license with their bodies as anyone else).
dmarling took the time to give me a very thoughtful reply that just kind of tipped me over the peak of the mountain of understanding – being Transgendered is as simple as wanting to be a different gender. You don’t really need anything more than that – no studies or tests required (although there is no shortage of either). Plastic surgery is common everywhere, so why is trying to change your gender so stigmatized?
Now whenever I have confused friends that ask me questions about Trans friends along the lines of ‘how can she be a girl if she hasn’t had the surgery yet,’ I just say ‘because she wants to be.’