'Sex' doesn't sell. Erosion of female self esteem does. The feeling of superiority over women does. Turning women into 'things' to be studied, scrutinized & judged and then calling it 'sex' does.

Sex doesn’t sell. Objectification does

Sadiqa Thornton (via maddierose)

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Review: Dear Amanda by Cathy G. Johnson

One of the great joys of SPX for me this year (despite not getting to be there) was to see great cartoonists be recognized through the Ignatz Awards. Cathy G. Johnson is the winner of this year’s Promising New Talent Ignatz award on a slate of really great cartoonists. Dear Amanda was a debut comic for the show.

Dear Amanda is a 48 page comic on grey paper printed in black risograph. Dear Amanda is a lesbian romance comic that features coworkers Belén and Ginette. Belén is studying Dutch and wants to move to Amsterdam and write. She’s using Ginette as the subject of her writing, but when Ginette discovers she is Belén’s “muse,” things change drastically.


Alex Hoffman reviewed DEAR AMANDA on Sequential State today. You can read the whole review following this link. I really like this review, spoiler warning though!

DEAR AMANDA came out this past weekend at SPX, and is now available for purchase online.

You can buy DEAR AMANDA here.

DEAR AMANDA is now available for purchase online!

Belén is saving up to move to Amsterdam and become a writer, but thankfully this summer won’t be lonely. She starts a bittersweet fling with her coworker Ginette, who is (coincidentally) a great source of inspiration for Belén’s writing.

I wonder what Ginette thinks of that.

48 pages, 8.5″ x 5.5″, riso-printed black ink on gray paper

Alex Hoffman of Sequential State published a review of DEAR AMANDA today, if you are the type of person who enjoys reviews of something before you read it, give it a look! (Spoilers!) I think it’s a really good review.

DEAR AMANDA: http://cathyboy.storenvy.com/products/9681202-dear-amanda-comic

Store Front: http://cathyboy.storenvy.com

Hi Cathy! I just wanted to let you know that I loved your interview with Make It Then Tell Everybody, and your comic Jeremiah. I love your style (I too dislike really polished drawing, the smudginess of your work is super rad). Thanks for making awesome comics! Also, what is your favorite kind of pencil to use?


Haha, you’re welcome! Thanks for liking my comics! Haha, I actually try to say the kind of pencil on the podcast, but it’s difficult to pronounce without practicing first. I use Ticonderoga brand #2 HB pencils. They’re everywhere, and if you are in the States you should be able to find them at convenience stores or whatever in the back-to-school section.

I can be very fancy with my materials because I worked at an art supply store for a while, so I like nice paper, but when it comes to pencils I prefer to not stress out about how “nice” it is and just use it. I probably have hundreds of little pencil nubs lying around my life.