I can’t claim this to be any sort of fact, but an observation that I’ve personally made through life is that the average anti-LGBT person always seems to assume everyone else feels the same way as them first by default. It’s as though they can’t comprehend why someone would be an ally. You know, “how could someone support gays and not BE gay?” I can’t help but shake my head at this mentality, but it is something I’ve observed quite a bit of in my life (especially in my high school days when everything about me was still a secret to everybody).
Todd very clearly represents one of these sorts, even going so far as to assume that Rudy’s sister is going to hate him too. Truth be told, Maria is pretty mad at Rudy over the whole “Ruby” thing and she probably does hate him sometimes in that way that siblings do. At the same time, it could argued that nobody loves Rudy more than his sister. Between his family and his classmates though, maybe that’s not much of a surprise.
So, who else has goose bumps?
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Todd is just horrible.
I don't know whether she's handling him well or not. I'm certain I would have tried to hit him by now. At the very least I would have interrupted him sooner (then he'd spend hours standing there as a lecture him).
Awesome page, I love the last panel.
What he has released, he cannot comprehend...
I love this story, I love that you actually update, and I love your writing. I especially love the little references that have me giggle inside like an 8 year old. I'm a bit critical of your art, but it's a hell of a lot better than 90% of LGBT related material available, so I can't complain. The expressions come out well... wow bad pun... You incorporate paneling and text well into the art, and body positions are expressive. The believability of the characters is a bit difficult at times (too informed, mature, or forced).
Overall, I'm really looking forward to what you write over the next few years. Oh, and try reading some child psychology books! Not sure what you'll learn, but there's information to be had.
@Jae: You should meet some real life teenagers sometimes, outside of a school if you work as a teacher or something related because then the relationship will already be that of a teacher and student, and really talk to them as new persons rather than just as teenagers... stop viewing them through stereotyped lenses. Most of the characters are just as informed about LGBT issues as your average teenager (or person), and just as mature. I can see how the dialogs feel forced, though.
Also, adults giggle too. Everybody giggle, not only 8-years-old or women...
For a few weeks inelementary school there were these jerks who kept insisting I was gay because I insisted there was nothing wrong with it.
Ironically I later did turn out to be bisexual...