The Out Side: Trans & Nonbinary Comics

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In this vibrant and affirming comics anthology, 29 trans & nonbinary comic artists share their personal journeys of self-discovery and acceptance.

Featuring the work of Sage Coffey, Kyla Aiko, and Coco Ouwerkerk, The Out Side: Trans & Nonbinary Comics includes 29 creators' tales of self-love and affirmation and detailing their experiences with gender and identity. Originally published as a successful Kickstarter campaign, this expanded edition includes comics by Dana Simpson (bestselling author of Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Aidyn Huynh (Snailords), Wren Chavers, and more.

Equal parts encouraging, comforting, and life-affirming, The Out Side is a love letter to the trans and nonbinary community, designed to inspire anyone who may be struggling with their own identity and to help educate those who seek greater understanding. As artist Julia Kaye writes in the book's introduction: "I'm so glad this book exists. It's a loud proclamation of our existence in the face of a culture that has for too long ignored our experiences."

About the Author

Contributing authors include:

Kaz Fantone
Coco Ouwerkerk
Julie Fiveash
Min Christensen
Wren Chavers
Matteo Montero-Murillo
Mel Valentine Vargas
Kyla Aiko
Nasr Bin Safwan
Dana Simpson
Lae Louie Schäfer
Veronica Jane
Aidyn Huynh
Al Acevedo
Wey Song
Liam Coballes
Lake Fama
Lucas James
Sage Coffey
Maddie Tacobus
Jam Aden
Tara Madison Avery & Mike Sullivan
Julia Kaye

"This varied art is a riot of style and color that brings home the individuality of the stories and storytellers... Recommended for anyone needing life-affirming stories or anyone wanting to learn more about trans and nonbinary identities and experiences.& (Sarah Rice, Booklist)

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pub date: September 26, 2023
176 pages
Format: Paperback