Sunday, October 26, 2008

Venus Envy Returns

Venus Envy, one of my favorite transgender webcomics*, has returned from a long hiatus, and is just starting a new storyline. If you've been a reader before, now's the time to get back involved. If you've never heard of it, now's a good time to start.

The comic centers around a young trans woman getting a start at a new high school in a new town. It's not so different from her old school, except that her parents have been persuaded to move here to let her attend as a girl... and the soccer coach is ex-KGB, and one of the teachers is inexplicably a chicken. Zoe gets involved in the soccer team, not entirely consensually becoming their star player after a soccer ball ricochets off her head to score the winning goal, and her luck just keeps getting better from there. Her first date goes... really well, considering, I guess... she tackles trans support groups, angsty FTMs, drama class, and the high school football team's version of The Game. But the comic's been running—off and on**—for five years, so there's too much to recap. Right now, Zoe's getting ready for a stressful period at school. The big soccer game is in two weeks, which is the same time as the school production of "Romeo and Juliet" that Zoe is (due to an unfortunate accident) starring in. You'd think after an episode of physician-induced acute paranoia, Zoe would be ready to handle that. And I guess we'll see.

Happy reading!

*Full disclosure: I know the author, and she'll kill me if I say otherwise. If she doesn't kill me for posting this in the first place. (This is not a paid promotional spot. I might need to pay Erin when she hears about this, in fact.)

**"I heard that!"
"Sorry Erin!"

1 comment:

Erica Foley said...

Yay!!! I had not been aware that Erin had resumed. [Does happy dance.]