Re: WICW: Blue Delliquanti
thoroughness & comprehension (plus) • creativity (check) • use of platform (check)
i enjoy this piece, and doubly so as we know it was also used in susan’s class! first, would you mind explaining why you continue to use the now-defunct asterisk in your use of the word trans? while some may argue the asterisk is meant to be inclusive of those who identify as non-binary, or genderqueer, it has been eschewed by the larger trans community as trans and non-binarism are separate identities entirely and the asterisk does the exact opposite of remaining inclusive. this article by TSER (trans student educational resources) sums up many of the thoughts behind the use and disuse of the asterisk. this is especially sensitive as both the comic writer and the author are not trans.
this article has a nice ebb and flow: you leave the audience wondering and use your subject’s quote to fill in those gaps in her own words. i would really appreciate more background on the artist; you mention her comic is acclaimed, who publishes it, how long has it been around, what other work has she done, etc. or maybe some more advice-y questions, like how would she suggest other artists get started, or what platforms. while it’s interesting to cover all the topics you do, sometimes we have to think about the kinds of people who are interested in comics, and those people make their own comics and definitely want some advice!!
i’ve come across this problem in my own profiles: you focus too much on the subject, rather than their work. how to find a balance? ask them about their work in different ways, several times. ask about their practice how it relates specifically to this work, and what it means, rather than what it is.