Gender Queer, by Maia Kobabe

Staff Pick

In grad school Kobabe was asked to write something “about herself.” She never completed that project. Instead eir* reckoning with who e* is turned into this engaging and enlightening memoir about identifying as non-binary and asexual. Kobabe takes us from a Northern California hippie upbringing to dealing with the frustrations of puberty and social constructs that insist on “acceptable” ways of dressing and behaving. The journey to self-actualization is rendered with charming illustrations and whip-smart insight.

*Kobabe uses genderless “e/ey/eir” pronouns.

Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
ISBN: 9781637150726
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Published: Oni Press - July 5th, 2022

Free Speech Handbook, by Ian Rosenberg and Mike Cavallaro

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Media lawyer Ian Rosenberg teams up with veteran illustrator Mike Cavallaro for a graphic work that vividly and creatively explains the complexities of America’s free speech protections. The pair cover ten concepts, including such areas of protected speech as criticism of public figures, profanity in broadcasting, leaks of confidential information, and the line between parody and libel. They cite recent examples to illustrate each major concept, as well as a number of past cases to show how legal precedents have been set. All in all, this is an informative and inspiring guide.

Free Speech Handbook: A Practical Framework for Understanding Our Free Speech Protections (World Citizen Comics) By Ian Rosenberg, Mike Cavallaro (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ian Rosenberg, Mike Cavallaro (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250619754
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Published: First Second - November 30th, 2021

Yes, Roya: Color Edition, by C. Spike Trotman

Staff Pick

When budding cartoonist Wylie Kogan reaches out to his hero for advice, he gets more than he bargained for. Set in conservative 1960s Los Angeles, what starts as a portfolio review turns into a fun and exciting look at an unconventional, whirlwind  relationship that goes beyond mere physicality. Told with humor and heart, Yes, Roya focuses the trust that must exist within the relationship among dominants and submissives, as well as positively represents kink, polyamory, and queerness. 



Yes, Roya: Color Edition By C. Spike Trotman, Ea Denich (Illustrator) Cover Image
By C. Spike Trotman, Ea Denich (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781945820854
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Published: Iron Circus Comics - November 2nd, 2021