Hi hi hi! Happy Election day! Any day folks get to vote is a good day in our book. Speaking of books, we’ve got two comics from Penina Gal that we’ve added to our catalog!
Limp Wrist is a comic Penina made with Scout Wolfcave on in 2014, adapting an essay by Scout about the abuse and transmisogyny she experienced as a kid assigned male at birth. Limp Wrist was published by Paper Rocket Minicomics!
Drift is Penina’s newest comic, and continues an exploration of issues of mental health they started in Orbiting! This time, Penina’s focus is on just that, focus, or in their case a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. What it means to be labeled with a “disorder,” and the work they’ve done to live with ADHD.
Picking up both of these comics (Orbiting too!) is a great combination on societal expectations, violence, and self care. These titles don’t hold back, but are quite nuanced in their telling.
If you’re in New York this weekend, be sure to check out Comic Arts Brooklyn this Sunday from 11:00am – 7:00pm! We wont be there, but Ann Xu, Dave Ortega, Mike Centeno, and Whit Taylor will all be exhibiting, and their comics are all fantastic! Don’t miss out! More information at http://comicartsbrooklyn.com