Mikhaela gets interviewed!
For a blog and a BOOK. How exciting is that?
+ A few cartoon shout-outs
Blogger Disco the Kid has an interview with me over at Earthbound Disco Ball... It's so weird, I never thought of myself as someone worth reading about before....
But Disco isn't the only one: I was also recently interviewed at length by Ted Rall for his upcoming anthology Attitude 2: The New Social Commentary Cartoonists (sequel to the must-have Attitude: The New Subversive Political Cartoonists). I was really nervous about the interview but Ted reminded me that it wasn't a test and I wasn't getting graded on it (I think his exact comment was "you Harvard people.") Now, I'm not at liberty to reveal the identities of the other cartoonists who will appear in Attitude 2, but I almost fainted when I saw the list I was so honored to appear among them. "I'm not worthy!"
Some cartoons I've noticed lately
- I know, I know. I need a links page. Badly. But until then, you'll just have to pick through my blog. These are not political cartoons but comic strips and personal journal cartoons (i.e. "social commentary" cartoons). And in case it bothers you, some of them have sexual content, so click at your own risk, OK?
- AstroGirlX2 by Lydia Johannsen. Cartoons about the life of Lydia's coffee-drinking transsexual lipstick lesbian drag king cartoon alter-ego, Astrid.
- Venus Envy by Erin Lindsey. A sweet and addictive (i.e. once you start reading the archives it's hard to stop) daily web comic about the trials, tribulations (and love life) of Zoe, a redheaded transgender high school student.
- Imitation of Life by Neil B. This is one of those ones where my first reaction is jealousy--"Why can't I draw like that!!!" It's a personal diary strip with occasional political/gay content, really well done, the art and coloring are beautiful, and you can see how far Neil has come since he started the strip less than a year ago.
By the way, I came across these last two through an article about LGBT cartoonists in the Washington Blade.