I drew Adze. She’s got legs for days.
Sort of toying with the idea of making her transgender, but I’m not sure if that’s too much stuff to pile onto a character who’s already a black lesbian vampire. Also when would it come up in the context of the comic?
I dunno. Thinking about it.
This will be the last page for a while. Comics come back on January first.
I’ve been getting a lot of comments lately that, though I think they may be overreacting a bit (they’re all from one person), bring up a concern I have regarding writing.
Basically they’re saying that the way I represent a specific marginalized group is fetishizing and exploitative. So this is an informal poll of sorts:
If you read the comic and belong to a marginalized group how do you feel about the way I’ve represented characters in that group? What can I do to improve? If I haven’t represented your group how do you feel about that? And if I were to include a character in that group later how would you like to see them?
Please include details if you can! Thanks!
I really need to redo my webstore, so I’m trying to work on that today.
I have too many items now for the number BigCartel allots me. So I want to move the store to a different platform which means taking new photos and the like.
Also it turns out shipping just one button or one print is not economical at all. I’m not going to reprint those once they sell out, so if you want one you might want to order one.
I’ve been doing this in secret for a while but when you order a book you get a free print. But I think I’m going to toss a full set of prints in with any order over $50.
Maybe also some free buttons?
Also I haven’t designed a Tshirt in like a billion years. If there’s a design in the comic or a quote or something that I haven’t made a shirt of and you really think I should, let me know!
Someone commented on the latest comic page about the possibility of Terai being trans* due to his clothing choices and general femininity.
But when I think about it, Nai’ka culture doesn’t really have a concept of gender in the first place. Would you still have transgender people in a culture where gender is essentially meaningless? Would you still have cisgender people?
I’m starting to think all Nai’ka are genderqueer of one stripe or another and maybe I should use ze/zir pronouns for all of them.
Incidentally the Nai’kish language contains no gendered words other than the ones referring to biological parents. The third person singular pronoun is “sha”. Because of the way the language is structured there’s only the one form.