651: Boot Has Feelings About Its Curves

Webcomic, see transcript below

This comic came about while I was drawing Boot and thinking about the distinct physical experience of drawing Boot. Boot is a series of connected curves more than any other character. It was interesting to think of how boot is my curviest character and also a really stoic and enduring character.

Our society often has negative or narrow perceptions about curves, who has them, what they mean about a person’s capabilities. Curvy bodies are often seen as weak in ways that are not fair or accurate. I liked the idea that Boot likes its curves, its curves are part of what it is.

Transcript

Boot sits in silence.

Boot sits in silence.

Boot sits in silence.

Boot: My curves please me.

Thanks to all my patrons and a special big extra thanks to Kate Webb, Erik Owomoyela and Sandra M. Odell.