DylanEdwards Alison Bechdel
- Title: Transposes
- Author: DylanEdwards Alison Bechdel
- ISBN: 9781938720123
- Page: 343
- Format: ebook
Dylan Edwards Transposes separates gender from sexuality and illustrates six fascinating true stories of transgender men who also happen to be queer The result is laugh out loud funny, heartbreaking, challenging, inventive, informative, and invites the reader to explore what truly makes a man a man.Includes a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Alison Bechdel Dylan Edwards Transposes separates gender from sexuality and illustrates six fascinating true stories of transgender men who also happen to be queer The result is laugh out loud funny, heartbreaking, challenging, inventive, informative, and invites the reader to explore what truly makes a man a man.Includes a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Alison Bechdel Fun Home, Are You My Mother
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See the whole text of my review at No Flying No TightsIn short: My only complaint here is that, by design, Edwards gives only a short glimpse of each man. Just as I come to know one character, Edwards is off to the next. While the technique is smart and effective and makes for an easy read, I would have happily settled in for a longer visit with any of these men. But this is a complaint that essentially boils down to “this book was so good I wanted more,” and that’s not so bad.
Fun and fascinating reading. When I was coming out in the late ‘90s, there was barely an awareness of FTMs (females transitioning to males) and, naturally, transgendered men were assumed to be straight. In Transposes, Dylan Edwards’ sheds light on the lives of gay FTMs, the transmen who are sexually oriented towards men post-transition. He tells their stories with humor, poignancy and insight. What’s more, he shows us their stories. An experienced cartoonist and talented artist, Dylan draw [...]
I really liked this collection of vignettes about trans men. What fascinates me from a comics perspective is that each of these stories were told to someone who then wrote and illustrated them, instead of being created directly by the person who experienced them.
Super-great. Writer/illustrated Dylan Edwards does a bang up job framing and telling short stories/scenes from the lives of 7 different QFTMs (female-to-male transguys who are mainly attracted to cisgender men or other transguys). I loved techniques like the one found on pg 52--three panels, showing a budding transman becoming more comfortable with himself over time as he talks with his therapist: dialogue in first panel = Adam, slumped in chair: "Gender stuff?" Therapist: "Gender stuff." 2nd pa [...]
I didn't get a whole lot of insight out of this book that I hadn't read or thought about before, but the artwork was great and I think it's a good starting point for people who are interested in learning more about queer transmasculine people. One complaint I have is that there don't seem to be any stories from the perspective of people of color, which could have been interesting to see, and which is a notably lacking narrative in transmasculine literature. I recommend this book if you're a cis [...]
I found that some of the plots were underdeveloped, and the book made me wish that it was twice as long. Devoured it in an hour.
It was ok. Very easy read. At points I felt like I was reading a craigslist missed connection ad.
Beautiful drawn art, some old terminology that feels alienating at least to me, and interesting stories that feel a bit cut short. But perhaps they were just long enough to leave me wondering? No, I don't think so, they weren't long enough to stay in my mind for longer than a few hours, I'm already starting to forget.Don't get me wrong, it was a good read and probably a meaningful book for many. The stories were diverse. A bit more about sex and sexuality than I expected.
Five trillion gazillion stars. Dylan Edwards says he wrote the book he wishes he had had and it is everything I have been missing without even knowing about it. Seven stories, each unique and different, about queer ftms and they feel so real and familiar, I get this terrible longing towards something I can't quite articulate. These stories make you laugh, and kinda get embarrassed because have thought about that thing too and they make you go awww (one of the guys has a dad who is a gentle bird [...]
3.5 stars Art: simplified realismThe 'zine-style sequential art narrative is exceptionally well done. One story, for example, uses a creative technique to tell the two men's stories separately but on the same page, and, over several pages, this technique takes us smoothly into a story jointly told. In another story, instead of going into unnecessary detail as one FTM discovers his identity, the protagonist is only given three speech bubbles over three panels while he speaks with his therapist: " [...]
Powered through author-subject interviews, Dylan Edwards’s graphic novel Transposes presents six biographical stories that take us into the lives of seven diverse FTM transgender individuals, doing so with humor, poignancy, insight, and great empathy. I consider myself no slouch when it comes to awareness of the vast spectrum of queer & gender issues out there and I still learned quite a bit reading this - the power of personal storytelling for imparting information should never be underes [...]
Wow. Like, it's not perfect, but I really like it a lot. It's not as diverse as advertised maybe… but what it does is tell the stories of 7 real queer trans guys (at least that's how it's framed, not sure if they all identify that way) in beautifully detailed comics that aren't too short so they don't stay too superficial and trope-y, but not too long either.It's mostly focused on trans biographies / "origin stories" (instead of random anecdotes starring trans guys) and yes, there is a lot of [...]
Un libro che spiazza. Dopo aver letto l'introduzione mi aspettavo una graphic novel densa invece sono piccoli "episodi", piccoli flash che mostrano le mille sfaccettature del genere e dell'auto defeinirsi, della ricerca di una identità, del continuare a vivere in momvimento o del trovare un funto di arrivo che soddisfi. Le storie sono "incomplete" in quanto non vogliono essere le storie di una intera vita ma solo la testimonianza di tratti di vita, di percorsi di ricerca e di cammini. Le storie [...]
Transposes was a really great read. It was a good way to showcase a variety of FTM identities and experiences that worked well together. At times, it may have seemed very queer and sex-oriented, but it seemed relevant to the book. I live and work in a very queer space and enjoyed it as a piece that explores and shares personal narratives regarding, gender, sexuality, and their intersections. When my mother came to me with fairly basic questions regarding the distinction between gender and sexual [...]
This graphic novel tells the story of seven people who have undergone change. The author has interviewed subjects who identified themselves as queer-identified transmen. These people trusted Edwards with their stories and he has presented them with wonderful illustrations. The stories are diverse and show that the journey for each is both different and the same. How the world sees people and reacts to them is important and can be affirming or confusing. This compilation of stories may help those [...]
This book was first giveaway I ever won. It's different and enjoyable. Dylan Edwards, a FTM transsexual, writes 6 autobiographical accounts of other FTM transsexuals. As someone who prefers women and femininity, I thought I would find it difficult to relate to women who want to become men, even less so to women who want to become men but are attracted to men, but it was never difficult to identify and empathize with the FTMs in this graphic novel. A recommended and life expanding experience.
die idee hat mir gefallen. und die geschichten meistens auch.aber irgendwie hab ich das gefühl das es doch sehr oberflächlich war.und wenn ich dann in den kommentaren hier lese das menschen von "frauen die männer sein wollen" schreiben, frag ich mich was überhaupt ankommt bei diesen menschen, außer sensationsfreude.aber vlt ist das auch einfach wieder mein problem mit comics. das sie auf gewisse weise oft oberflächlich bleiben.
Edwards has been drawing for years and it shows. He's able to convey subtleties like the changes in a trans man's body over time as testosterone masculinizes his appearance. The stories told range from the comic to the romantic. Transposes captures a diversity of individual styles that manage to express some of the range of experience within this tiny minority within a minority, gay trans men. Recommended gifting for the queers in your life.
I loved the narratives, the variety, the artwork. Great project. Fun read. Nicely done. Good attention to detail. Also, superqueer. Anyway, how could you go wrong with an Alison Bechdel recommendation? I loved the narratives, the variety, the artwork. Great project. Fun read. Nicely done. Good attention to detail. Also, superqueer. Anyway, how could you go wrong with an Alison Bechdel recommendation?
I bought this at the Alternative Press Expo after seeing Dylan speak on a panel about Queer comic creators. Groundbreaking and very interesting, this graphic book compiles several interviews with different FTM trans men. The art is a little awkward but I can definitely see Dylan developing as an artist. I'm looking forward to seeing what else he makes in the future.
Graphic novel that tells stories of 7 queer identified ftm transpeople. It has an intro by Alison Bechdel, and the drawings are pretty good. I liked it and would read more from this author. I'm nosey so I like reading about people's lives.
Positively loved this. I only had one qualm: the length. As another reviewer said, it causes some if the stories to feel underdeveloped. Still, a landmark for the representation of FTM people in comics.
This was great. A lovely depiction of so many iterations of what it means to be a queer-identified ftm. Loved it.
Six stories of transgender men told in graphic narrative form.
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