Recommendation: How Loathsome

Rogan recommends…

How Loathsome
A comic book

This comic book was the first time I found out trans guys existed. Now, five or six years later and having plowed through a LOT of trans lit, I don’t think I could’ve done much better, as far as intros go.

Many of the characters bend gender here, and none attempt suicide, get disowned, or get bashed for it–mainly because they have other things going on in their lives. Like go to crazy parties, try to kick drugs, or perform at drag shows.

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Posted by on January 16th, 2011 at 08:00 am

Category: books, comics, recommendations 4 comments »

4 Responses to “Recommendation: How Loathsome”

  1. Sammie/Faerie

    This is drawn by Ted Naifeh, and I LOVE his comic style!!! Great suggestion!


  2. Tristan

    Hey, thanks for featuring ‘How Loathsome’. Ted and I wrote this book in 2003, and while city we based the stories on has changed quite a bit, it’s great to hear the book still speaks to people.

    I’ve heard from several sources that they’ve had a tough time finding the book. If you’re interested and can’t find a copy, email either myself or Ted through our websites and we’ll hook you up.


    Zelda Rose replied:

    I am glad someone else likes this book. Tristan and Ted did a great job of presenting transpeople as just that-people. And it came into my life at a time when I needed to see that, so I have to thank the two of them.

    Tristan, please accept my thanks for doing How Loathsome, and thank Ted for me too?


  3. Tristan

    Will do Zelda! Thank you so much for the kind words.


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