Aug 19, 2010

now, i've talked about Erika Moen's amazing comic, DAR, before (and i've got a link to it at the bottom of the page), but i thought i'd bring it up again, because it seriously is amazing. also, as a warning, it does talk about sex and it swears and there's nudity, so if you're sensitive to that kind of stuff, you might not want to read it, but if you don't mind some adult themes and content, it definitely is worth the read.
the url for DAR itself if and Erika Moen's website is

DAR is a diary comic (or, as she puts it, A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary) that Erika Moen wrote from 2003 to 2009, and it chronicles her adventures in lesbianism, heartbreak, love, Portland and more. some of the comics are incredibly funny, while others starkly contrast with melancholy, depressed themes (a bunch of the older comics have the tag "emo"). here's a funny one:

and here's one of the more introspective ones:
so it covers a very wide spectrum of emotions and topics, and really, it's incredible to go through the whole archive. you can really see a lot of progression in Erika's style when going from the oldest comics to the newer ones, and it's really a very wonderful journey. Erika Moen bares her soul (and body, in some of the comics) the entire time, and it is a great exercise in expression. plus, her art is utterly fantastic throughout.

again, you can read DAR at

this was post number 147.

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