Our friends at bad-ass DJ collective Discwoman took time out from...













Our friends at bad-ass DJ collective Discwoman took time out from dismantling the patriarchy and revolutionizing dance music to model the new “Free Manko” tee by MASSIVE x Rokudenashiko!

Proceeds from the shirt will go toward Rokudenashiko’s legal and tour fund. Read our interview with Rokudenashiko to find out more about her legal fight and her graphic novel memoir, What is Obscenity? The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and Her Pussy (forthcoming from Koyama Press). 

We asked the women of Discwoman: What does “Free Manko” mean to you?

Frankie: If manko is free, women are.

Emma: Freeing manko gives agency to a woman. If she is free she can pursue what she dreams of in life.

Christine: Manko is cunt—unapologetic, fierce and unafraid to express freely.

Founded by Frankie Hutchinson, Emma Burgess-Olson and Christine Tran, Discwoman is a New York-based platform, collective, and booking agency—representing and showcasing cis women, trans women and genderqueer talent in electronic music. Started as a two-day festival in September 2014 at Bossa Nova Civic Club Discwoman has since produced and curated events in 15+ cities—working with over 150 DJs and producers to-date. 

Photography by Chris Engdahl. 
Get your “Free Manko” tee at MASSIVE-GOODS.com!

Free Manko tee

Do you have any information about trans or gender nonconforming people in gay manga? I can't really...

Q: Do you have any information about trans or gender nonconforming people in gay manga? I can't really find anything other than wandering son and any recommendations you have would be super appreciated!

Great question! I wish I knew more about trans manga but my firsthand experience with the genre is pretty much limited to Wandering Son. Here are a few helpful lists and articles on the subject:

On our recent trip to Tokyo, we had a great meeting with the publisher Bunkasha, which puts out some of Kumada Poohsuke’s books. We’re hoping to start importing some of Bunkasha’s other titles to stock on the MASSIVE store, especially Seibetsu ga, Nai! (性別が、ない! ), an awesome 15-volume series of comic essays by intersex mangaka Shou Arai (新井祥). Stay tuned!

Do you have any information about trans or gender nonconforming people in gay manga? I can't really...

Q: Do you have any information about trans or gender nonconforming people in gay manga? I can't really find anything other than wandering son and any recommendations you have would be super appreciated!

Great question! I wish I knew more about trans manga but my firsthand experience with the genre is pretty much limited to Wandering Son. Here are a few helpful lists and articles on the subject:

On our recent trip to Tokyo, we had a great meeting with the publisher Bunkasha, which puts out some of Kumada Poohsuke’s books. We’re hoping to start importing some of Bunkasha’s other titles to stock on the MASSIVE store, especially Seibetsu ga, Nai! (性別が、ない! ), an awesome 15-volume series of comic essays by intersex mangaka Shou Arai (新井祥). Stay tuned!

fantagraphics: In August we’ll be bringing you Wandering Son Vol....



fantagraphics:

In August we’ll be bringing you Wandering Son Vol. 7 by Shimura Takako, and in the new volume of the beloved manga series about teens finding their place on the gender spectrum (and their friends, families, teachers and mentors), the story picks right up where Vol. 6 left off.

Our downloadable preview consists of the full first chapter, “How Mako Feels” — down in the dumps and having a crisis of confidence, is how! Poor kid got shook up by being in the spotlight as Juliet in the class play. The teachers are a little shaken up too, since the school principal was a bit put off by all the cross-dressing.

Don’t forget, if you don’t already have Vol. 6, you can subscribe to Vols. 7 & 8 along with it at a nice discount — offer ends soon! And if you do have Vol. 6, get in on the pre-sale for Vol. 7 now and you can still reserve Vol. 8 at a discount too!

Check out the latest installment in Shimura Takako’s (志村貴子) excellent manga series about transgender youth, Wandering Son (放浪息子), published by Fantagraphics!

fantagraphics: In August we’ll be bringing you Wandering Son Vol....



fantagraphics:

In August we’ll be bringing you Wandering Son Vol. 7 by Shimura Takako, and in the new volume of the beloved manga series about teens finding their place on the gender spectrum (and their friends, families, teachers and mentors), the story picks right up where Vol. 6 left off.

Our downloadable preview consists of the full first chapter, “How Mako Feels” — down in the dumps and having a crisis of confidence, is how! Poor kid got shook up by being in the spotlight as Juliet in the class play. The teachers are a little shaken up too, since the school principal was a bit put off by all the cross-dressing.

Don’t forget, if you don’t already have Vol. 6, you can subscribe to Vols. 7 & 8 along with it at a nice discount — offer ends soon! And if you do have Vol. 6, get in on the pre-sale for Vol. 7 now and you can still reserve Vol. 8 at a discount too!

Check out the latest installment in Shimura Takako’s (志村貴子) excellent manga series about transgender youth, Wandering Son (放浪息子), published by Fantagraphics!