The X-Men Made Me Gay
August 5, 2016 8:08 AM   Subscribe

The X-Men Made Me Gay
An autobiographic comic for The Nib about how early exposure to the 90s X-Men cartoon and subsequent movie gave a confused gay teenager a metaphor to deal with it.
Role: Writer/Artist
posted by The Whelk (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by Artw on August 15, 2016: The best there is at what he does...

Sadly, you are being totally upstaged on The Nib by R. Stevens' cartoon of 'Scottbert' Adams that resulted in a Twitter war he won easily and K.C. Green's "This Is NOT Fine" sequel (with its frighteningly successful tie-in Kickstarter), but still an excellent narrative comic. Bravo to you and Bravo to The Nib 2.0 (or 2.1 or 3.0, I've lost track)!
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:35 PM on August 5, 2016

What, no links to the twitter war?
posted by Megafly at 4:21 PM on August 5, 2016

Re Dana Scully: "That is proof of eyesight not heterosexuality." Brilliant. And true.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:41 PM on August 7, 2016

This is great! I had an oddly similar experience.

I went to a catholic school for elementary. In 3rd grade religion class, a student asked "can a boy marry a boy, or a girl marry a girl?"

The teacher responded with something along the lines of "that is called gay, and it is a sin". I was so angry, the variation they were describing was no different than the unfairly persecuted mutants in X-Men. To me, it was just another superpower.

My teacher could see how angry I was and asked me what I was thinking. I dont recall how I responded exactly, but it was emotional and I got sent to the office for it. The X-Men made me an LGBT ally before I knew what LGBT was.
posted by yorick at 4:39 AM on August 8, 2016 [2 favorites]

Is there was actually a Twitter war over anything I wrote please never, ever tell me.
posted by The Whelk at 3:36 PM on August 8, 2016

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