i’m a stinker
i guess this stuff is allowed here
any other thoughts on this?
to be clear i’m not asking on how to write trans folks. i’m asking advice on a particular aspect unique to trans characters that i’d like more opinions on, hopefully from people closer to the issue than i am.
my webcomic, dragondove, will have a few prominent trans characters. their appearances are a ways away, but as i’m piecing together the story i’ve been thinking about this. there are so few examples in media to examine, let alone good ones. so i’m throwing the question out here:
how do you think is best to denote a character as trans in a narrative? and what should i absolutely avoid? since comics are primarily visual (and my story has no narrator), a “show” method rather than a “tell” one would be more effective, but i’m open to any suggestions and insight.
bear in mind that the setting is a fantasy old west US, so technology (not culture, god no) is roughly limited to that time. (edit: in-world, no one bats an eye at gender/sexuality issues. the story is action-adventure before anything else.)
if you would like to share your thoughts, send me an ask (anon is on), or an email to machobrat at gmail.
my gobbo hunter tuxxie, companion picture to her gf xueyin