Exiles: Trans Stories by Christianne Benedict

Trans-themed comics by Christianne Benedict and Rachel K. Zall

Exiles is the first collection of my transgender-themed comics stories. These stories have appeared in various places on the web and I’d like to collect them in one place for a nice print edition. The centerpiece of this collection is “The Exile and Happy Landing of Natalie Rios,” a queer erotic melodrama written by Rachel K. Zall. Rachel has previously appeared in Tristan Taormino’s Lambda Literary-winning collection of trans erotica, Take Me There, and this story is a quasi sequel to her story in that collection. The other material includes a couple of short comedic pieces that have appeared on my art blog and “With A Little Help From My Friends,” a piece of didactica that I wrote and drew for Pam Harrison’s anthology series, Voices Against Bullying (Sword and Labrys Press). The final book will include 28 pages of comics, subject to change should we make our stretch goal of $3000.