Hello everyone. I’m Rhea Ewing, and I’m the comic artist working on “FINE: a comic about gender”. This is the comic project Tim Michael mentioned on Friday at the Spring GSA Conference. I regret that I was unable to attend, I hope everyone had a great time.
“FINE: a comic about gender” is a nonfiction graphic novel about gender identity and fluidity in the Midwest that I am working on. What I do is I conduct interviews with people from across the gender spectrum and from various backgrounds, and then I illustrate their stories and experiences into comics. Likenesses of minors will be disguised to protect their identities. Adult participants may also choose to disguise their identity. The ultimate goal of the project is to educate people about gender identity/expression and reduce discrimination. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate in the project. You can learn more about the project and see some comic pages at: http://www.FineComic.com.
I would like the voice of queer youth to have a strong presence in this project. If students at your GSA are interested in participating in the project, I will drive out to your area to talk with them and share their stories. Details of their personal lives, stories, and appearance will be altered to protect their privacy. If you have interested students, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange an appropriate time and space to meet with the club.
Interviews are 10 questions long and take about 20 minutes to complete, longer if the student has a lot to share. As a reminder, participants under 18 must get a permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email me at email@example.com.