Did you know that Margaret Atwood draws comics? Neither did I, but apparently we’re in a book together! The Secret Loves of Geek Girls features comics, illustrations, and prose by so many ladies I admire and respect that you should probably just go ahead and check out the contributor list. It features Trina Robbins, Mariko Tamaki, Danielle Corsetto, Irene Koh, and Jen Vaughn, to name just a few.
“Better Than Fiction” is somewhat of a sequel to my Chainmail Bikini story. It describes my journey from relying too heavily on escapism through fiction to finding romantic fulfillment in reality. Here’s a preview of my rough-rough draft (yes, that’s Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus, and preteen-me’s terrible attempt at imitation):