Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super-Tranny creator Justin Hall was profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle in advance of Whatever…‘s Uncanny Super Holiday Celebration on Saturday, featuring Hall and other Northwest Press artist Jon Macy, creator of Teleny and Camille.
“There’s kind of a fun, ballsy tone to her adventures that I think people can relate to,” Hall says. “A lot of the rest of my stuff has been kind of dark and heady, and to have comics that are lighter in tone and just kind of campy and fun – people relate to that, too.”
Hall has some concerns about how his character could be perceived outside of San Francisco – because while locals likely know about Trannyshack, the drag institution that partially inspired Glamazonia, the rest of the country might not get the joke.
Part of Hall’s concern was over his use of the word “tranny,” which is positive to some and pejorative to others. In light of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s campaign against the word, Hall included an afterword to explain his harmless intentions.
“I realize that the term ‘tranny’ can be a fun term of empowerment and humor that is used by drag queens, trans women, trans men, drag kings,” he says. “But it can also be a hate word. I had to be really careful about that.”
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