Jillian Tamaki


Jan 30th, 2009

Okay, so I’m not going to get into this too deep, but I thought the comments in the CBC audio link below were funny.

Here’s the link again. Scroll down below blue text. (Originally, the landing page had the spread of Skim and Ms. Archer kissing.)

I admit I’ve been somewhat (pleasantly!) surprised how much of a non-issue the lesbian aspect AND the student-teacher relationship has been. It’s rarely come up, to be honest.

Interesting fact: Skim was originally produced for an underground zine. The graphic novel version was published by a Canadian children’s book publisher. It has been picked up Casterman for their Écritures series, which is mainly translations from Japanese and North American adult comics. In the UK, it will be released by Walker Books, a children’s book publisher. In Spain, it will be released by La Cúpula, which seems to definitely skew more underground and adult-themed (they also release some erotic comics). It’s all a matter of context.