When you can’t eat the food that makes you feel like a lesbian comic book writer, here’s a way to celebrate the gay community
By Steve LitchfieldPublished Apr 10, 2018 10:30:50When you think of comic book writers, you probably think of Warren Ellis and Brian K. Vaughan.
But there’s more to the man behind the creative talents of those two writers than just their work.
Ellis is also a lifelong comic book fan and Vaughan is a lifelong fan of comic books.
But despite these shared loves, it seems that they’re not on the same page when it comes to the LGBT community.
When Ellis was in his 20s, he started to develop a love of gay comics and in the late ’80s, Vaughan came out as a lesbian and the two worked together on a number of projects, including the now-classic Spawn.
Since then, they’ve been working on their very own LGBT comics series, but the series hasn’t been without controversy.
When asked by BuzzFeed News if he’s still gay, Vaughan said he was in the midst of an extensive process that would make him “the happiest person I’ve ever been.”
“There’s a lot of things in the work that I think are important to keep in mind, but there’s also a lot that is kind of off-the-wall,” he said.
“I don’t know if I’m completely comfortable with it, but I’ve always had a really strong connection to comics and I’ve had a real strong attachment to queer people.”
Vaughan said he thinks LGBT fans are often more comfortable writing about LGBT issues because they’re less likely to be harassed or attacked online.
“When I started writing about comics, people were kind of going after me and my work in some ways, but it’s really just because I was gay and a queer person,” he explained.
“It was a really difficult period for me as a person to come out.
When I came out I was kind of like, ‘Oh, I can’t talk about that.
I can only tell my friends.'”
Ellis was hesitant to reveal the reason why he wasn’t comfortable coming out to his fans.
“I don.t think I have any idea.
I think that I just don’t feel like I have a good enough answer to it.
I don’t think I’ve really been open about it,” he told BuzzFeed News.
“But the answer is, I don.
T think I can really talk about it.
So I can talk about a lot.
I mean, I’ve been very open about my sexuality and I’m open about a number the things I’ve written.
I have been very frank about it.”
After speaking with Vaughan, I started to wonder if maybe he’s just being very honest with his fans, but that doesn’t mean that Ellis is open to a conversation about the issue.
“It would be very strange for me to talk about an issue that I’m really proud of and the things that I’ve done, and I know that fans are going to be very upset about it and I hope they will be,” he conceded.
“But I don`t think that that`s my issue.
I just know that I don.”
Vandans experience of being bullied and harassed online is one of the reasons why he’s decided to continue working on his comics.
“The thing that bothers me the most is that people do really, really mean things to me.
I’m always told that I`m a horrible person.
I`ve had people saying things like, `You`re the worst person I`d ever met,’ or, `Go back to your room,’ or whatever,” he recounted.”
That was my first reaction when I saw the comments on my blog.
I was like, you know what?
I am not that person.
But I guess that`ll be the case for a long time. “