strong content warning for themes of suicide and drug use.
2016 Extra Comic (Lola)
2016 Extra Comic (Sugar)
22nd Sep 2016, 1:00 PM
22nd Sep 2016, 1:06 PM
Once again hitting the nail on the head with neurodivergency and gender. Was I confused about my gender because of my disorder, or do I just not understand gender enough? Thank you, gray, for putting these things out there. Sugar is hitting very close to home on this.
22nd Sep 2016, 1:30 PM
i'm rly feeling sugar here too
the miscommunication........ lola seems so uncomfortable and sugar thinks they're making fun of her
22nd Sep 2016, 1:33 PM
at least thinks they might be? i'm reading the 'i don't even know what's a joke most of the time' as applicable to lola's Ambiguous Hem
22nd Sep 2016, 8:36 PM
Great art and direction. This story teems with a sense of melancholy and anxiety and the art really makes you feel it on every page. I'm glad this exists
22nd Sep 2016, 10:19 PM
ITS THURSGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY IM LOVING THIS GENDER SHIT BTW
23rd Sep 2016, 12:16 AM
lola’s interrupted sugar a couple of times in the story, but this time they didn’t... step back from that assertiveness as much, i think? which makes sense given the context if nothing else (i.e. they arent at the gas station or the last scene) but the easy way they say it sorta lightens the discussion, if that makes sense
and the expressions really make this page, i feel
23rd Sep 2016, 1:55 AM
you're right! lola is acting different. she's interrupting less, asking more questions, and directing the conversation more towards sugar.
she hasn't been this passive since the beginning of the story. it's relevant to what happened on page 50.
thank you for the comment.
26th Sep 2016, 1:12 AM
I really identify with Sugar so much, I don't know how to express it. I recently got diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and seeing her and her behavior its like "oh! i recognize that in myself! i never knew that was a part of whats going on!" its reassuring in a way. I'm not suicidal but i understand where she's coming from, too. I guess what I'm trying to say is I see myself a lot in sugar, right down to the gender stuff and nonbinary partner haha, and it's a nice feeling to see the stuff i go through in a comic
29th Sep 2016, 12:59 AM
also! I just realized why that last line hit me so hard - like if i experience delusions and some people are telling me that I can't be what i say i am, its like.. what do i know, right?
9th Dec 2016, 9:45 PM
i like how you write gender identity stuff. it feels complicated enough to be believable. i can relate.
i think youve also done what it takes to get the readers invested in the action. i wonder, will they go through with the plan? will lola change her mind? will sugar change -her- mind? i keep imagining different endings tbh
also idk if youd consider drop-out a ~trans comic~ but its funny that both drop-out and nevada by imogen binnie prominently feature a road trip to nevada. like just a weird observation. well its better than "fur and loathing in las vegas" : P
9th Dec 2016, 9:46 PM
wait were sugar and lola from new york???
10th Dec 2016, 3:33 AM
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