Jughead, Bughead, And The Need For Asexual & Aromantic Heroes In Comics

Queer representation in comics has been making small but appreciable advances in recent years, but there are some queer identities that comics and all media seem to struggle to get to grips with. Asexuals — people who do not experience sexual attraction — and aromantics — people who do not experience romantic attraction — are still incredibly rarely represented in fiction, with Archie Comics' Jughead one of the few notable examples.
ComicsAlliance spoke to four comics fans and creators who are asexual, aromantic, or on the asexual spectrum, to get their thoughts on representation in comics, Jughead, Riverdale, and the best comics out there for young ace/aro readers.
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Colinet And Charretier Announce ‘The Infinite Loop Volume 2: Nothing But The Truth’ [Exclusive Interview]

Originally released in 2015, Pierrick Colinet and Elsa Charretier's The Infinite Loop is one of those amazing stories that uses a wild sci-fi premise to cut straight to the humanity of its characters. It centers on Teddy, a time traveler responsible for erasing anomalies that result form other time travelers meddling with history, and she's very good at her job. When she discovers a "human-shaped anomaly" in the form of a beautiful woman, though, she begins to question whether a timestream without a person she's falling in love with is one that's worth saving.
Now, after its original time-bending climax, the story is returning in The Infinite Loop Vol. 2: Nothing But The Truth, with artist Daniele DiNicuolo joining Charretier and Colinet to tell the next chapter of Teddy and Ano's story. To find out more, we spoke with them about the changing political landscape of the past two years and the difficulties of thinking of stories as, well, infinite loops.
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Jughead, Bughead, And The Need For Asexual & Aromantic Heroes In Comics

Queer representation in comics has been making small but appreciable advances in recent years, but there are some queer identities that comics and all media seem to struggle to get to grips with. Asexuals — people who do not experience sexual attraction — and aromantics — people who do not experience romantic attraction — are still incredibly rarely represented in fiction, with Archie Comics' Jughead one of the few notable examples.
ComicsAlliance spoke to four comics fans and creators who are asexual, aromantic, or on the asexual spectrum, to get their thoughts on representation in comics, Jughead, Riverdale, and the best comics out there for young ace/aro readers.
Continue reading…

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