Today on Oh Joy Sex Toy (previously) guest-artist Alex P Perkins offers us a graphic memoir of her breast reduction surgery in 10th grade, and the way it put her on a journey toward “loving my body for what it is: mine.”
My Breast Reduction [Alex P Perkins/Oh Joy Sex Toy]
In 1975, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia after expelling a US puppet regime, surviving a brutal US bombing campaign despite the massive asymmetry between the Cambodian forces and the US military. Tian Veasna was born three days after the Khmer Rouge took power, and spent his formative years in forced labor camps as his family were beaten, starved, tortured and murdered. Today, Veasna is a comics creator living in France, and in Year of the Rabbit, Veasna creates a coherent story out of his family’s narratives, giving us a ground-level view of the horrors of the Pol Pot regime, whose campaign of genocide led to the deaths of more than a million people.
My buddy Dave Ganjamie and I have been collaborating on comics for a few years now. Not all of our brainstorm-and-sketch sessions end somewhere exciting, but we did have one fun idea that came to fruition. It was the fall of 2013, and Dave half-jokingly challenged me to write him a — his words, and […]
Legendary underground cartoonist R. Crumb in a rare video interview recorded a few months back during the Louisiana Literature festival at Humlebæk, Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. From a summary of Crumb’s comments: “I was so alienated when I was young, that drawing was like my only connection to society. That was the only […]
The dreaded tax season is nearly upon us, but you don’t have to suffer this year as you dig up old receipts and fill out an endless number of forms. In fact, you can turn this tax season into an opportunity to maximize your returns while boosting your financial literacy when you pick up the […]
Unless you’ve been living under an extremely large rock over the past year, you’ve doubtlessly heard about the vaping epidemic, which has put dozens of people in the hospital and threatens the lives of smokers who are simply trying to find a safe way to quit. The SAUC Starter Kit: Lead-free Cannabinoid Delivery System offers […]
A common New Year’s resolution is to learn a new language, which of course makes foreign travel much more enjoyable and sharpens the mind while reducing the cognitive effects of aging. But far too many people give up on their goals because the leading language-learning platforms are either far too expensive or rely on boring […]