In conjunction with Prism Comics, the preeminent website for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) comics and creators, every day this month I will be detailing one good comic book/graphic novel with LGBT themes.
Here‘s an archive of the featured works so far!
Today we look at a fun comic by a great artist who was featured in Juicy Mother!
Liliane, Bi-Dyke is a comic by Leanne Franson.
Franson is mostly an illustrator of children’s books, and ever since she adopted a baby boy a few years back, her Liliane output has sadly petered out, but I’m certainly pleased for her that she has her baby boy.
She still does a “LGBT family-friendly” kids comic strip called Rosen’Blue and Sassafras that you can find here, but even that hasn’t been updated in awhile.
Still, here output on Liliane, Bi-Dyke is still around for everyone to read, and that’s great news, as it is a delightfully fun comic book.
Liliane is a wonderful character – she is oftentimes naive about things, but her comics, while having a really light feel to them, often end up dealing with some important topics.
The most recent Liliane, Bi-Dyke book came out a few years back and it is called “Don’t Be a Crotte!,” which is French for “shit.”
There are two previous editions of Liliane collections, but one, I believe, is basically out of print.
You can get the other one, Teaching Through Trauma: How Life Teaches those Hard-to-Learn Lessons directly from Franson’s site here (you can also get a bunch of Liliane mini-comics there).
So yeah, Liliane is notable for Franson’s cute and very interesting stylistic artwork, as well as the fun approach to serious issues, all with a very relatable and easy to root for star character, Liliane.
Here are a couple of quick stories to give you a feel for Liliane.
Here is a link to the full archive of past Liliane stories – a lot of excellent reading to be found at this link.