Sunday, 24 January 2010

368: Bill Griffiths - Real Live Dolls

"Real Live Dolls" by Bill Griffiths
in "Short Order Comix" #1, 1973

Confess it, when you started reading this, weren’t you tempted to think that the hard-talking bitch model was going to be some mean tranny. Transvestites are usually drawn as laughable, never genuinely fierce like this. And it’s a reasonable suspicion, given the ambiguous way she’s drawn and her dialogue. It was a definite hope, but what a disappointment. And then when the gay photographer is brought on, he is just the weakest, most extravagantly lisping feeble mary.

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