I forgot to post this until now! This was my contribution to @plus-dog collective’s 3rd anthology, our theme this time was ‘Adventure’.
I’ve been trying to do something mostly autobiographical for each submission, so this one is about when I was a very gay 6th grader with my first real crush. I want to make a point here that originally this comic was gonna be sad, because we never felt safe enough to express our feelings about one another. And while yes, sad stories about the real experiences of queer kids have a place, especially when told by us, I just didn’t want to add to the huge list of “sad queer kid” stories. Even if irl things ended bad, it’s still important to acknowledge the good stuff too.