Owl Magazine has a new mascot! Big big thank yous to Team Owl for such a fun assignment. Look for my little owl pal in the new issue, go pick one up for the small person in your life.
CCS Day 5
CCS Day 4
Pants 2: The Pantening
Today was kind of a big day on my tumblr, a comic I made about buying pants got a lot of attention. Big thank yous to everyone who liked and re-blogged and followed and put their eyeballs on it.
Some of the re-blogs had little comments, which I always like to read. I got some commiseration and support from people who hate the same body parts I hate, or different ones, or who happen to love the aspects of my body that I dislike. I got some suggestions about what I should wear instead. One Vermont native was kind enough to let me know that people in Vermont are generally not as concerned with appearance as perhaps I am. Truthfully it’s probably safe to say that nobody cares as much about how I look as I do, regardless of where they live.
I saw a few that said things along the lines of “This is a thing now?” or “Here’s one more thing to feel bad about!” I’m not sure how I feel about these. I don’t want to give anyone the impression that the way I feel about my body is the way they ought to feel about theirs, and I tried to be careful in the comic to use language that really referred only to my body and my insecurities, not anyone else’s.
That said, I think it’s a little bit daring to be frank about disliking my body, and I think that’s maybe what’s powerful or resonant to people about the comic. I feel pressure that I suspect many other people also feel to not only have no flaws, but to feel confident and untroubled by any I should happen to have. The comic isn’t really about my thighs, it’s about a game a lot of us play where we act as if we don’t even have a body, like we don’t notice its perceived shortcomings or try to conceal them. For me, the only thing more humiliating than my body is the extent to which it bothers me. I guess I’m trying to carve out a space where those concerns can be valid.
Montreallers can pick up a copy of Cheese Squeezer at Drawn and Quarterly. Go! Go! Go!
Q:Any chance of a third printing of "Shark Bite Capital of the World" one day?
Yup! Probably in the fall. Stay tuned!
Q:Hello I was wondering if you have an instagram? ♥
Hi there, anonymous! I don’t have an instagram, I’ve actually never used it before. I only learned how to take a photo with my phone about a week ago!
Thanks for stopping by,