But you know what I just remembered? I have an article/image I made of my favourite role models two years ago, four who are comic artists. Julia Kaye, Sarah Anderson and Jessica Nightmare were the webcomic artists who’re work I read a lot, however, I don’t get time to read webcomics as often now. But if we’re talking my favorite artist, it has to be Holly Grimes! She’s nowhere as well-known as the others, but she has the most adorable style of them all and I love it so much! She has a comic called ‘Sakura Yume‘ about a girl who becomes best friends with a trans girl and it’s so freaking cute! I even made a fan comic shipping the two characters!
BW: Ah, I’ve always wanted to talk about the backstory behind TERF War hehe!
CW: I also love how the story shifted through genres, going from more adventurous style to letter form, TV news report, memories/diary-style, depending on the chapter, while maintaining the main tension and story central. And, as you said, there’s a lot of Marvel comics references, like the Wolverine one on Chante’s swords, the She-Hulk one, or that line where it literally narrates “All of this sounds like something out of a comic book fantasy”. With all this mixed-media-narrative, do you feel like T.E.R.F. War could jump to other genres?
Oh, if I could, I would have actually made T.E.R.F War into a comic. I even had a page drawn where the protagonist and antagonist meet, but I made the decision to go with a book since I love writing and I know I’ll be able to reliably release chapters often.
CW: In your Journal, you share personal difficult experiences as a trans woman surviving an abusive family in Barbados and the colonialist and Christian historical reasons behind that extra difficulty of LGBT+ people there, which connects with a lot of the harsh narratives you put in some places of T.E.R.F. War. How do you think your experience shaped this story?
CW: You also put together an LGBT+ Indie and Small Business Index on your page of other LGBT+ artists. How did this initiative start? Are there any of them you would like to highlight?BA: You can read more about it in the index, but t all started with easternfolly’s tweet who said we need to support small queer businesses, not the corporations who already have more money than they need. And then someone reposted it on Facebook and it gave me an idea:
Thriving From Abuse Through Art: An Interview With Bethania Arts
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