Joey's gender transition stories are everything that you could want in a minicomic. They're honest, well-drawn, compelling, and at least once an issue, LOL funny. I don't say LOL casually, I actually mean it. The strip that got me in issue one is the 4th installment of Joey's conversation with herself, "Am I a bitch now?" about whether her now passing and openly identifying as female--and taking hormones--has, you know. If that scares you, know that this isn't an attack on assertive womanhood. Check out the first installment, and you'll understand:
In issue 2, she flashes back to her younger self, wishing her penis would get in an accident and having other fantasies about ending her gender mismatch misery. My LOL moment came in a strip about health insurance. Issue 2 also has some sweet interpersonal moments with Joey and her sister and Joey and her girlfriend. And...Joey is a library worker!
CATS: Transwoman and library worker and no cats? I find this unbelievable and unforgivable.
RETRACTION: There is, in fact, a cat in my very favorite strip--Am I a Bitch Now #4.