myvisagewasted: Dear Matt, I am BEYOND excited and eager for ODY-C, but I'm concerned that a strict genderswapping may inadvertently contribute to the erasure of people who do not identify with the gender binary by implying gender is a one-or-the-other type of thing. Is there any chance of us seeing nonbinary individuals in ODY-C?
hey, that is a really great note. i suppose i should say it’s not exactly a strict swapping, but the idea of voiding the binary entirely honestly hadn’t occurred to me (the proper writing hasn’t started so, y’know, fucking nothing has really occurred to me yet). that said, thank you for occurring this at me? to me? thanks. yes. there will be. and that’s because of you. i’d like to believe i’d have considered it once the typing started but i’d also like to believe that i am and have always been a sophisticated, evolved, and empathetic person with understanding and consideration for all people everywhere.
This, alas, is not the case, and everything is a process of growing. Right? Right.
so thank you. yes.
Shoutout to a comics creator getting it.
Double shoutout to the recognition of non-binary gender identities.