CALL FOR PAPERS: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics Special Issue
Freaked and Othered Bodies in Comics
How do we define 'normal'? Quite literally it comes from the Latin norma meaning 'carpenter's square'. Straight. And 'abnormal'? That's from the Greek, anomalos, and the Latin abnormis, meaning 'monstrosity'. We leap cognitively, thanks to those boy-fucking, poison-guzzling, sheet-wearing Olympians right to 'monster.' Normal? Square. Abnormal? Monstrous."
— from the Eisner-award-winning and Harvey-award-rejecting comic, Sex Criminals (#12, Sept. 2015), by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky.