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Review: A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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In one sentence: This book should be in every library, school, and Human Resources office. If you care about creating an inclusive space for your students, employees, and/or customers but don't know where to start with understanding all of the terms and definitions used by the queer community, this is the book for you. It is exactly what it says on the cover.

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Review: Strange Someone, by Kel McDonald and Melissa Curtin

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 7, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Sometimes Comixology tags things as romance and I get the idea that I should buy them. And then they sit on my iPad for a year. And then when I finally read the thing... I wonder why I did.

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Review: Little Moments of Love, by Catana Chetwynd

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Amy Dittmeier posted in review

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Little Moments of Love is a collection of Chetwynd’s popular webcomic, based on her relationship with her boyfriend. I’ve followed Catana Comics for a while on Instagram after my partner sent me a particular cute comic that reminded him of us. Her work is relatable and witty, and I always read her work when it appears on my feed.

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Review: The Prince & The Swan

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 24, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review, webcomic

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The Prince & The Swan is a gay retelling of The Swan Princess, complete with two princes and a curse. As I write this, the story is just starting Chapter 10, at a rate of 1 page per week. That means it's been several years in the making, and it shows.

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Review: Sincerely, Harriet, by Sarah Winifred Searle

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 8, 2019 9:47:33 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Sincerely, Harriet is the sort of book I would have loved to read as a teen. The story follows Harriet Flores, a thirteen year old white Latinx girl who begins the book by writing postcards to her friends at camp. She isn't at camp, for reasons that become clear as the story progresses. Instead, she's essentially trapped in the two-family home her family shares with an older Black woman, who lives on the first floor. Harriet's journey is subtle but nuanced, and I adored this book. (Even though it made me cry.)

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Review: Merry Men, by Robert Rodi, Jackie Lewis, and Marissa Louise

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2018 9:27:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Queer. Robin. Hood.

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Review: Unnatural, Vol. 1

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2018 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Unnatural is an erotic dystopian mystery comic with anthropomorphized animals and more than one sinister organization. There's a lot going on in the four issues that comprise this first volume, out November 21st.

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Review: Let's Play, by Mongie

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 8, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review, webcomic

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This comic is trying to kill me, I swear. In the best way, of course.

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Review: Norroway, Book 1

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Norroway is a retelling of the Scottish folktale, The Black Bull of Norroway, and it's thoroughly entrancing. This series has changed a few details and expanded the story, but you can read the original here.

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Review: Twisted Romance, Vol. 1

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 4, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn posted in review

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Reviewing is subjective and I'm not exactly shy with my opinions on this here site, so I'll just say it: Twisted Romance was not for me. I didn't like the format, which mainly consisted of one longer comic, one short comic, and one piece of prose per issue. Each piece is not connected by artist, writer, or topic. This combined with the fact that there were four issues in the volume made for a very fractured reading experience. I couldn't settle into any of the stories, and several of them didn't feel like romance at all. I'm sure that a large part of this is because I read genre romance and expect that happily-ever-after, but I was only satisfied with maybe two of the stories in this entire collection.

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