The Lowdown on Queer Feminist Comics


“Sexuality is more than gay and straight, and probably even more than LGBTQIA. Comics are here to help.” So read the delightful subhed for Greg Baldino’s LARB review of two anthologies of comics about gender and sexuality.

The books are The Big Feminist But and Anything That Loves, and though he’s frustrated by certain limitations, he also finds much to praise, including a comic by our very own MariNaomi.

Both anthologies explore a subject that has “moved from an unspoken desire to a matter of hotly debated political discourse,” through topics like changing sexual orientation over one’s lifetime, loving queer expressions of gender without fetishizing them, and feeling marginalized “even within marginalized communities.”

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →