Sunday, January 13, 2008

Trans and Gender Queer in Media a series

To start this off I would like to introduce you to two of my favorite web comics, Narbonic and Skin Horse both by Shaenon Garrity. Narbonic originally ran from 2000 to 2006, the complete series is archived and is currentlyt be re-run in directors cut form with comments from the artist. The series was about a mad scientist, Helen Narbon, and her staff. Narbon was a geneticist and had created a supper intelligent gerbil who decided to experiment with a gender swap drug on one of the staff. It wasn’t the last time genders were altered involuntarily and voluntarily. Shaenon Garrity’s latest effort is Skin Horse featuring Tip, a cross dressing psychologist who deals with sentient animals. At least we assume ‘he’ is cross dressing given Garrity’s delightfully twisted sense of plot things could be much more complex. Go read and enjoy both series.

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