Sex, Superheroes And Sarcasm


Jamie Me writes,

I'm writing a superhero girl meets boy story, with art by Toni Doya and colours by Sean Callahan, that I've recently taken to Kickstarter, and I thought it would be fun to write about the inspiration behind the opening pages.


So I'm at the MCM Comic Con in London a few years ago. I walked by a huge queue for the ladies, and I was grateful that the men's were empty. When I got into the loo I was heading towards a cubicle when I see this dude dressed as a female anime character. I noted how well the costume was made, and that he proper looked like her, but the more I looked I started to worry… F*CK, was I in the ladies? So I blurted that out without thinking. "No, sorry. The ladies was full, and I thought it would be okay. You don't mind do you?" She replied, I laughed, and said no.


This amusing encounter would later inspire the opening pages of START AGAIN, a superhero boy meets girl comic, that I've taken to Kickstarter in the last fortnight. The story itself explores themes such as anxiety, social pressures and interracial relationships based on some of my life experiences. It's my love letter to British comedy, and to the comic industry in which the superhero genre has played such an integral role.

If anyone fancies checking out more of the project you can view it on Kickstarter here.

Be warned though… it's quite NSFW.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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