I hadn’t heard anything about the controversial Erika Moen cartoon (I’m not linking it directly, partly because several people have said it’s really triggering for them, partly because I don’t want to give her the traffic, and partly because she’s completely disabled comments on her livejournal, which I think is a really questionable strategy) until I read this Feministe thread on the fetishization of trans* people. I’ve been watching comments unfold there, but more importantly I’ve found really interesting discussion about the comic–and links to other comics–winding all around the internets.
So, it’s time for some links.
From there I discovered shemale, who apparently did the comic parody nixwilliams uses in part two above. (I tried to track down the direct link, but I have to admit I’m really bad at navigating LJ threads–if anyone can help I’d love to update this post with the proper attribution.)
And finally, a massive list of links from the Transgender Day of Remembrance Webcomics Project. I haven’t explored any of them yet, so apologies in advance if any of the links there are broken.
How did I not know all these awesome people existed? Clearly I need to explore more beyond the big mainstream blogs.