Bodies, Transfigurations, and Bloodlust in Edie Fake’s Graphic Novel Gaylord Phoenix
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This essay studies Edie Fake’s award-winning graphic novel Gaylord Phoenix from the perspective of Queer Theory and Transgender Studies. Nikki Sullivan’s use of the term transmogrification from her work on somatechnics provides a critical lens through which to examine Fake’s exploration of the transgender body in his narrative. Fake includes multiple images of bodies undergoing radical transformations through a combination of magic and surgery, blurring the distinction between modern science and the occult. The essay also explores Fake’s status as an innovator in the world of comic books and graphic novels as he creates an idiosyncratic verbal and visual vocabulary largely unprecedented in the world of sequential art.
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Journal of Medical Humanities
Volume 34, Issue 2 , pp 301-313
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- Comic books and graphic novels
- Transgender studies
- Edie Fake
- Gaylord Phoenix
- Queer theory
- Visual arts
- Brian Cremins (1)
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Harper College, Palatine, IL, USA