This Artist Creates Eye-Opening Comics About Being Trans

Not all comic strips need to deal with super villains or alien invasions in order to be compelling; sometimes the greatest struggles occur simply as part of everyday life. Capturing everyday struggles is what artist Sophia Labelle does with her Assigned Male comic strips, specifically the everyday struggles of living as a transgendered individual. Similar to how Daily Life of a Gay Couple comics convey the lives of a nontraditional couple in animated terms, Sophia Labelle’s Assigned Male comic series touches upon the struggles and successes of trans people in colorful yet informative ways. The best Assigned Male comic strips, centered around a young trans girl named Stephie, use humor and education to enlighten people about trans etiquette. By writing comic strips about being transgender, Labelle reveals how day-to-day existence for a trans person can feel just as tumultuous, and relatable, as anything you’d read from Marvel or DC.

‘Oh Chivalry? He’s Dead’

His Lipgloss Is Poppin

Blowing Linda’s Mind

The Kids Are Alright

Thoughts Of A Trans Kid

Unprepared For This

Y’all Nasty

Cis Guilt Is Quite Strong

Hitting Your Target

‘Stereotypes Are My Survival Tools’

Impossible To Please

Why Sex-Ed Should Be All-Encompassing

Laying Out Facts

You’ll Need A Doctor’s Note

Being Inclusive Is For The Baddest Of Girl Gangs

Have A Nice Day

Stranger Danger

Transphobia Isn’t Cute

Parents, Take Note

Danger Determined

‘Becoming’ Trans

Why Trans Kids Are Mean

The Gay Agenda

Femmes Fight Back

Casting Calls

A Touch Of Misogyny

Make Better Jokes

Biology Lesson