Boys to be…


This isn’t the actual comic for the week, that’ll be up tomorrow, but I want to put this one up too. It didn’t really turn out the way I wanted it to, but it feels like an important idea nonetheless – perhaps in time I’ll be able to articulate it better.

The concept isn’t meant to imply my boyness (or any trans identity) as a facade, it’s something about the silliness of how we all perform our gender in our own ways (trans or not), and that that’s what’s read initially by other people, though obviously not the whole story. I guess I wanted to express something about gender as performance and gender as ingrained and real and more than simply what we present. And something about the way we express ourselves in multiple ways, and the multiple identities we have of ourselves in different contexts. But in four panels that’s kinda hard to do, and I’m not clever enough to express it anyway.

Or maybe I just like that cute red scarf.

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5 responses to “Boys to be…

  1. me = urban hipster.
    you = dandy.
    we = adorable.

    i like that you have a tag for “multiplicity.” we should make one of those for real life.

  2. I love the sentiment…and yes you captured it wonderfully.

  3. Awesomeness.
    I had every intention of becoming one of those guys in coloured shirts and ties and somehow I’ve ended up with a wallet on a chain and a Metallica T-shirt! :-/

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