A Year of Free Comics: Celebrate heretic pride in TRANSFIGURATION

In Transfiguration, a short comic by Liz Leslie posted to Twitter, the lyrics of The Mountain Goats are used to tell the story of a trans woman who is subjected to a witch burning… but who ultimately turns the tables on the villagers who wronged her.

I’m reposting a Halloween comic about a queer witch I made several years ago inspired by The @mountain_goats song HERETIC PRIDE. pic.twitter.com/TQY7UO83Kx

— Liz Leslie (@leleleleleslie) October 18, 2021

Be advised that this comic does include depictions of transphobic violence; however, you can rest assured that at the story’s conclusion, catharsis has been achieved.

“Heretic Pride”

Transfiguration includes words taken from The Mountain Goats song “Heretic Pride,” from the 2008 album of the same name.

While the comic does have a color cover, the pages are presented in pale blue, pink, and white, the three colors of the trans pride flag – and do observe how color is used to convey additional information over the course of the narrative.

In the end, the protagonist of the comic is able to emerge victorious, successfully punching up at the transphobic mob and emerging from the experience like a butterfly from a fiery chrysalis… leaving those who would have done her harm charred in her wake.

In addition to Transfiguration: Halloween puns

You can read Transfiguration on Leslie’s Twitter timeline.

And while you’re there, Leslie has also been posting cartoons completed for Halloween cards, so you can follow the somewhat serious Transfiguration with some lighter, pun-based fare.

Here’s a witchy cartoon I did for a Halloween card. pic.twitter.com/ulk3lWxKRk

— Liz Leslie (@leleleleleslie) October 20, 2021

Have you had a chance to read Transfiguration? Did you listen to The Mountain Goats afterwards? What is your favorite Halloween pun?

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Still not enough free comics to satisfy your insatiable hunger for sequential narrative? Never fear, The Beat’s A Year of Free Comics Archive is here! There are decades worth of free webcomics just waiting for your perusal.

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The short comic by LIZ LESLIE takes lyrics from THE MOUNTAIN GOATS.
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