Brittana in Archie Comic form
Sune is smitten with Batwoman already, and she can barely keep her hands off of her when she removes her cape and cowl and starts dressing for the party. They flirt, they banter, Sune proposes the superhero equivalent of marriage when she blurts out, “I want to be allied with you!” And despite her code of ethics and her commitment to Maggie, Kate’s kind of feeling it. - Heather Hogan
Bechdel is a skilled and endearing storyteller. When her beloved therapist crosses a boundary and tells her that she’s adorable — you can understand why. In one conversation, Bechdel’s mother indirectly links her to writers who can’t get beyond writing “about themselves,” and Bechdel defends memoir as a genre by asking the question, “Can’t you be more universal by being specific?” -Heather O’Neill
The comics market is in serious need of some diversity if it hopes to draw in new readers. Anathema presents a strong female character, and she’s gay. The tone of horror in this book is not at all like the modern gore-porn and/or romantic monsters. I think it’s a book that could benefit the scene. - Rachel Deering
I’m in a new relationship. Super fun! I know! It’s exciting. She’s amazing. She’s absolutely fantastic. I know! She, meaning I’m gay. I know. Take a second. And we’re back! No fresh balls for me.
The only thing I’m trying to tell people in my comic is about my own personal journey through the fluidity that my personal sexuality has undergone. Some people read it and think I am trying to command everyone to go through the exact same process or conform to my exact identity that I’ve portrayed in my work. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! If someone really wanted to force a message onto DAR, I would prefer that it be “Love and happiness trumps everything else” — gender, identity, sexuality, labels, relationships, communities, etc. In my eyes, none of that is necessarily permanent. Find what makes you happy, even if it means giving up something that was important to you but no longer fits you just right.
This reminded me of the piece Ariel Schrag wrote about DAR! for AfterEllen, and all of the comments it received.