Queer Resistance in Studio Laika’s ParaNorman and Coraline
Archive for: queerness
Gorey spoke of preferring a fairly unplanned, direct mode of creative production, and his work has a whole lot of his own character in it, in its implied asexuality, ritual repetition (a big deal for him – he attended every single performance of the New York City Ballet for many years), habitual return to themes, cycling cast of motifs, character types and plot tropes, and so on.
Rather than encoding her art with the usual binary-gendered language code of line and colors, she sculpted every body out of the same luminous, plastic stuff.
For my temporary stay here at the Hooded Utilitarian, I’ll be doing a series of pieces on the intersection of comics and related media with queer genders and sexualities, including how these issues have touched on my own life. I thought I’d begin with the gender politics of the Ghost in the Shell franchise.