In the summer of 2018, Chris started a zine project called The Future is Genderless, to express what it’s like to be non-binary or gender non-conforming in today’s very gender binary society. They were short, nearly-weekly PSA webcomics, exploring some of the most common occurrences that non-binary and gender non-conforming people face on a daily basis. Chris is working expanding the characters created for that project into a graphic novel called The Story of Them!
In addition to the characters (Yang, Tar, Shondra, Max, Alex, Isaac, and Dion) Chris will be adding a therapist (Kim) and a new character (Charlie) who we will follow from the start of their therapy with Kim. The plan is to create a common element (Kim) who all the characters will slowly disclose their story and the things they face being non-binary or gender non-conforming in a binary society.
Here’s an interview with Sable Schultz, Manager of Transgender Services at The Center for Colfax on the project:
The professionally printed Prologue and the first four issues in zine form are available for sale in conjunction with Denver Pride’s Queer Author Expo! Visit our page here to purchase a copy.
Here are some pages from the project:
To help fund this project, consider becoming a patron on our Patreon page. You’ll also get a sneak peek when we make new things!