okay i hate to say this but
there’s so many “promote your comic AND YOUR GENDER!!!!!!!!” threads/groups/communities all over the place and i really
don’t like to have my body associated with my comic in any way?? i don’t feel like i should get readers just because of my sexuality/identity/genitals. but it kind of burns me because these threads always get a lot of traffic to comics and man i just
i don’t feel like what’s between my legs or what i do behind closed doors is anyone’s business but my own. it upsets me that the internet has this mentality of “to become known and popular, you must first TELL US ABOUT YOUR SEXUAL LIFE AND IDENTITY” and that really has always hardcore bothered me. i know it’s about reaffirmation and sticking together and all that but frankly i don’t WANT to hang out with people based on what junk is in their trunk. i don’t WANT to hang out with people based on their DSM-IV diagnosis. and i don’t WANT my work to become something as trite as “comic drawn by a ________”
my comic isn’t me. i am not my comic. i draw my comic. my comic should stand on its own, as its own entity. and i shouldn’t have to tell you anything about myself in order for you to be able to read or enjoy my comic.
but if you agree, or feel similarly? hell, let’s do this thing. reblog with YOUR comic. cause frankly nobody should have their work judged by what their physical body or attraction or identity or diagnosis is.