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A+ COMICS! an anarchistic, autoethnographic approach analyzing and adapting an absent, abject, AMAB abomination (aka ABOMINATRIX); and also, accommodating an author’s adult ADHD & anxiety awaiting an apocalypse… academically approved, ACAB.

Sea, Morgan (2020) A+ COMICS! an anarchistic, autoethnographic approach analyzing and adapting an absent, abject, AMAB abomination (aka ABOMINATRIX); and also, accommodating an author’s adult ADHD & anxiety awaiting an apocalypse… academically approved, ACAB. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Sea, Morgan
Abstract:

Morgan Sea went to grad school to make comics and avoid being ground into the dirt by capitalism.

While trying to understand Kristeva’s theory of the abject, her magical adhd brain made a tangled web of connections between obscure marvel comics, trans misogyny, and the monstrous feminine. She wrote and illustrated a 14-page comic about a transsexual, legally distinct She-Hulk type character named the Abominatrix. Attempts at writing and illustrating another comic about mermaids were derailed by an extended depressive episode, so Sea doubled back and handwrote an experimental thesis exploring the creation of her Abominatrix comic.

The results are handwritten autoethnography of process, formal and informal research, cartooning experimentation, and mental illness navel gazing. This thesis is a piece of performative research where documentation of process combines with the original art to create another art object.

Through this research, Sea was able to experiment with cartooning and find her writing and illustrative voice, build a portfolio, and survive a few years in our late capitalist hellscape.

TAGS FOR THE ALGORITHM:

Identity politics: Transsexual, transgender, trans art, saphic, bisexual, Saskatchewan born artist, colonizer, canadian, trans woman, gay, lgbtq, lesbian, t4t, w4w, very attractive woman, some kind of genius, just gorgeous and funny too.
Methods: Cartooning, illustration, writing, comics, cartoonist, autoethnography, autobiography, graphic medicine, adhd, anxiety, depression, powers of horror, abjection, capitalist realism, trans feminism, tumblr,
Advisors: Fiona Smyth, Dr. Michelle Millar and Shannon Gerrard
Artists that vaguely have to do with this project: Lynda Barry, Joe Sacco, Jack Kirby, Steve Gerber, Buzz Dixon, Stan Lee, John Buscema, John Byrne,
Things Disney owns: Hulk, She-hulk, Fantastic Four, Abomination, mutants, most superheroes, Spider-Man.

Date: 20 April 2020
Additional Information: This Thesis is great.
Uncontrolled Keywords: comics, transgender, trans lit, cartooning, queer, Cartooning, illustration, writing, comics, cartoonist, autoethnography, autobiography, graphic medicine, adhd, anxiety, depression, powers of horror, abjection, capitalist realism, trans feminism, tumblr, Transsexual, transgender, trans art, saphic, bisexual, Saskatchewan born artist, colonizer, canadian, trans woman, gay, lgbtq, lesbian, t4t, w4w, very attractive woman, some kind of genius, just gorgeous and funny too,
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 13 May 2020 13:34
Last Modified: 13 May 2020 13:34
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3061

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