Recommended: Yes Roya
I&I

Recommended: Yes Roya

Yes Roya is a hardcore pornographic comic set in 1963 California featuring well developed characters. Our protagonist, Wylie Kogan, is a young cartoonist looking to break into the industry. In seeking professional advice from the cartoonist he most admires, Joe Ahlstrom, he becomes acquainted with Joe’s partner, Roya, who invites him into their D/s (Dominant/submissive) … Continue reading

TCAF17 post mortem
I&I

TCAF17 post mortem

Before I write this year’s recap, I thought I’d reflect on TCAF’s success in light of heightening tensions regarding diversity in creative fields. TCAF was one of my first introductions to comics and because of it, I operated under the blithe assumption that indie comics was largely free of the systemic forms of discrimination that … Continue reading

Toronto International Porn Festival
I&I

Toronto International Porn Festival

Went to the Toronto Intl Porn Festival (fka the Feminist Porn Festival) last weekend and was pleasantly surprised. My chief criticism of some films from earlier years was how much of the porn was shot using the cinematic style of mainstream porn, i.e., low angle shots, constant closeups of genital penetration, framing that decapitates heads, … Continue reading

Class and taboo
I&I

Class and taboo

In the pursuit of transparency, I’m gonna share some numbers with y’all about money in Comic Freelancing — Rian Sygh 🏳️‍🌈 (@RianSygh) March 25, 2017 @RianSygh I worked my ass off last year, to sickness and burnout, and am still only scraping by. I think this transparency is important — Rian Sygh 🏳️‍🌈 (@RianSygh) March … Continue reading