Saturday, May 20, 2017

Going on an Adventure

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This weekend we're actually on the road heading to the Orlando Megacon, so this seemed like an appropriate gag. 
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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Weakness

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Oh, yes. We are both HORRIBLE at activism. In reality, we actually lasted about a year and a half boycotting Chick-Fil-A before weakening during a road trip. 
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Monday, May 8, 2017

Masked Intentions

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Yes. I have totally gone online for a skype meeting with clients wearing a Darth Vader mask because I forgot about the meeting and didn't put myself together. 
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Mic Drop!

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I totally do this. Any time a song I like to sing has a lyric where I would have to identify as a man in it, I just switch up the pronouns and keep singing. I do NOT, however, EVER do a mic drop like this. That part is just for the gag.
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Like a Phoenix

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Another fun fantasy sequence. I plan to do a LOT of these. they are super fun to draw.
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Head to Desk

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I should point out that while my Mom DID talk like this for a while, she has gotten much better and is on board the DEE train. 
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Oscar Bait

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Yeah, it seems like Hollywood's current flavor of choice for actors wanting critical acclaim is for white, cisgender men to play trans women. SUPER popular and I can only imagine what guy would play me if this comic strip ever became a movie. le sigh.
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Expressions

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Welcome to FINDING DEE. Finding Dee is a new, weekly comic strip with new strips running EVERY Saturday that chronicle the semi-autobiographical misadventures of my life as a 40-something, transgender cartoonist trying to make ends meet all the while just trying to find a safe place to PEE!

I hope you enjoy this fun new slice of life comic strip! Oh, as should be abundantly clear, I will be using salty language. lol
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Gotta Go

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It was only a matter of time before I got to this theme in the strip. The ever present drama over where you can go to the bathroom when you're out. And thanks to Conservative politicians and power brokers, it has become a VERY hot button topic in spite of there being ONE recorded instance in 37 years of a transgender person EVER doing anything bad in a public restroom.

Republican politicians, on the other hand...
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Indiana Boob and the Tomb of Bras

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One of my favorite things to do in the strip is use these fantasy sequences to help illustrate some of the ins and outs of the trans female experience. But in reality, this gag is pretty universal to ANY woman trying to find the perfect bra. lol
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The Voice Training Blues

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As previously stated, estrogen works many wonders on the body, but once your voice has been altered by testosterone at puberty, fixing it takes risky surgery OR regular voice training. I am not particularly diligent about my voice training.

I wanted to find a way to VISUALIZE the idea of voice training and I think this worked pretty well, playing with typefaces.
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Prep Time

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So, at the time of drawing this strip, it generally took me about an hour to actually get ready to leave the house. And yes, I frequently went through this nonsense JUST to pick up toiler paper from the store. lol
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The Other Mother

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Introducing Heidi and Poe! This is based on a couple of real conversations we had concerning what to refer to myself as in regards to the dog. Mama was Heidi for the first 2 years of Poe's life and I was Dada. I ain't "dada" no more. ;)
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Pop Goes the 5 O'Clock Shadow!

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This one is pretty straight forward. It turns out that unless you make up is being applied by a Hollywood Pro with creature effects experience, that 5 O'Clock shadow remains visible no matter HOW closely you shave. I've learned some tricks but I can still always see that blue haze and it feels just like this.
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Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Dee

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The inspiration for this strip comes from the very real game of twenty questions folks generally ask me. And a lot of folks, even other transgender people, really don't get just what hormones do and don't do. Estrogen will cause breast growth, but NOT like the cartoon version in panel 6. The hormones DO reduce the thickness and growth of BODY hair, but NOT facial hair. So beards need to either be shaved every day or removed with electrolisys or laser hair removal. It will NOT just go away. Hormones for Male to Female transition also has ZERO effect on your voice, but that's another strip. ;)
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Okay, Universe! I Get the Point...

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Welcome to FINDING DEE. Finding Dee is a new, weekly comic strip with new strips running EVERY Saturday that chronicle the semi-autobiographical misadventures of my life as a 40-something, transgender cartoonist trying to make ends meet all the while just trying to find a safe place to PEE!

I hope you enjoy this fun new slice of life comic strip! Oh, as should be abundantly clear, I will be using salty language. lol
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