Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – Twelve Thousand Moons, Angela Sterritt, Erica Violet Lee and the Graphic History Collective

On any given day in my younger childhood, you could find me in the middle of my incredibly messy room carefully sorting through and organizing my comic book collection. This would have included Thor (who I thought was super hot), Archie (Betty and Veronica were not good femme role models), Superman (far too few appearances of Supergirl and Super Dog) and many more. I loved comic books, and still do. I never thought they were “just for kids” or “not real art” and of course, that kind of dismissal is still used to attempt to disempower all kinds of radical art. Don’t you believe it!

Twelve Thousand Moons and crew, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for making art that is so powerful and gorgeous, fierce and healing.

I’m a typewriter whompin’, card catalogue lovin’ white girl from back in the day, and I yearn for a time before the covers of trade paperbacks were all squidgy, so you can imagine that I don’t actually understand what a pingback is. I do know that it can in some way be part of spreading the love, and since that’s what I’m all about at The Total Femme… every Wednesday, I pay homage to the laughter and inspiration to be had elsewhere online.

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday and Femme Friday on Friday. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life prevents posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”)