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It seems a little silly to call a comic on the internet, with a world wide following, “top secret.” But "Dar: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary” by Erika Moen, is at its heart very personal and very much a diary. Moen talks, in her strip, about sexuality and gender, about coming out as a lesbian and later about her confusion of being attracted to and falling in love with a man, about breaking up and making up with lovers, about her family, about her dreams, about her goals, about her quirks and habits and mental illness. And also about her really horrible flatulence.

One might expect something so personal to fall into the realm of navel gazing, but there’s something universal about Moen’s diary comic. Everybody wonders about themselves, everyone falls in love, everyone has quirks, and everyone farts. “Dar” is a slice of life comic, specific enough to have a very solid and definite personality, but general enough to be accessible. Moen writes about herself and the people in her life, and in doing so, she writes about the human condition. Also, she’s a really great artist and her comic is very stylized and fun.

Check this comic out. It’s personal and universal all at once, and is pretty kick ass as well.

This comic is often not safe for work, as it discusses human sexuality and has nudity fairly often.

Date: 2009-04-22 06:59 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] heathen_outpost
Thanks for the rec! I liked the one at the link. *bookmarks for later*

Date: 2009-06-07 01:47 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] kyabetsu
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Thank you for this rec as well. I'm very glad I found your community. (For more than just the shameless plugging. I'm rather ashamed that was my very first post.)


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