CB: Comic Book Writer, Geek Girl & Rocker
Validation: Roxie vs. Lisa! http://www.validationcomic.com/comic/validation-119/
COMPLIMENTS THAT AREN’T ABOUT PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

1) You’re empowering.
2) I like your voice.
3) You’re strong.
4) I think your ideas/beliefs matter.
5) I’m so happy you exist.
6) More people should be listening to what you have to say.
7) You’re a very warm hearted person.
8) It’s nice seeing such kindness.
9) You’re very down to earth.
10) You have a beautiful soul.
11) You inspire me to become a better person.
12) Our conversations bring me a lot of joy.
13) It’s good to see someone care so much.
14) You’re so understanding.
15) You matter a lot to me.
16) You’re important even if you don’t think so.
17) You’re intelligent.
18) Your passion is contagious.
19) Your confidence is refreshing.
20) You restore my faith in humanity.
21) You’re great at being creative.
22) You’re so talented at ____.
23) I don’t get tired of you the way I get tired of other people.
24) You have great taste in ___.
25) I’m happy I stayed alive long enough to meet you.
26) I wish more people were like you.
27) You’re so good at loving people.
This is great!
Gary meets Lisa in the newest Validation: http://www.validationcomic.com/comic/validation-118/

Gary meets Lisa in the newest Validation: http://www.validationcomic.com/comic/validation-118/

Not a question per se, but I just wanted to mention that I really enjoy your Validation webcomic. I'm trans woman too and while I really enjoy trans themed works, there seems to be a lot of rehashing of cliche and stereotypical themes and character aspects. Your work on Validation gives me hope that we can overcome the cliches in trans themed works, as well as move past the physical and more towards the person as a whole. We are more than our bodies, after all. Looking forward to reading more!

Thank you for being a reader and for the nice words! It is true: We are so much more than our bodies. Hopefully soon one day society will get past the fascination, sensationalism and fetishization of trans people. Until then, one step at a time, always moving forward whilst learning from the past. We WILL get there!

Big 2 comic book writer Gary Howard tries to evade some fans in the latest Validation: http://www.validationcomic.com/comic/validation-117/

Big 2 comic book writer Gary Howard tries to evade some fans in the latest Validation: http://www.validationcomic.com/comic/validation-117/

Cookie Monster agrees that reading is awesome! :-)
nypl:

We just got an extra-furry #ireadeverywhere update from one of our favorite friends: Cookie Monster! He tells us that he “loves to read at his grandma’s house. After eating cookies, of course.” Sounds good to us! Where do you love to read? 

Cookie Monster agrees that reading is awesome! :-)

nypl:

We just got an extra-furry #ireadeverywhere update from one of our favorite friends: Cookie Monster! He tells us that he “loves to read at his grandma’s house. After eating cookies, of course.” Sounds good to us! Where do you love to read? 

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