A Quick & Easy Guide to Asexuality

Molly Muldoon and Will Hernandez. Limerence, $7.99 trade paper (72p) ISBN 978-1-62010-859-8
The latest installment of the Quick & Easy series delivers a welcoming and informative guide for “asexual people, folks questioning whether they might be ace, and anyone hoping to understand more about asexuality,” from cocreators (themselves “two rad aces”) Muldoon (the Cardboard Kingdom series) and Hernandez. Hernandez’s cheerful, cartoony art is well-suited to the lighthearted tenor of the series, and their expressive characters underscore the absurdity of some misconceptions about the asexual (or “ace”) community, such as when deconstructing “Ace Stereotypes,” exemplified by the robotic “asexual genius type” of Star Trek’s Data character, or detailing “The Spectrum of Asexuality” with an unexpectedly nuanced and extended metaphor about cake. The team follow the series format, providing a trim but informative package, and do an excellent job moving from a big picture definition of asexuality to more insightful discussions, including discovering one’s sexual identity or facing challenges that can arise, whether it’s dating or disbelieving doctors. A useful resource list is included to help address some of those deeper questions. This is a clear-cut primer for readers looking to support an ace person in their own life or those questioning their own identity. (Mar.)
Reviewed on : 11/16/2021
Release date: 03/01/2022
Genre: Comics
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