Limerence Press To Release A Handy Comics Format They/Them Pronoun Guide

by Hannah Means Shannon

Limerence Press, an imprint of Oni Press leads the way in using the comics format to explain gender neutral pronouns and why they’re important.

A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, written by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson, with art by Archie Bongiovanni, is an “educational comic guide for using they/them pronouns properly in everyday situations, and also includes resources for folks who use they/them pronouns themselves”.

Archie Bongiovanni, a “snarky genderqueer artist”, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan Jimerson, a “cisgender dude”, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace.

The longtime best friends have teamed up in this comic guide to explain not only how to use gender neutral pronouns, but what to do if you make a mistake, and even some tips for people who identify “outside of the binary” to be safe in our currently binary-focused world.

Archie Bongiovanni says:

Not everyone has the time to explain how/why/huh of gender neutral pronouns. So we wrote a very approachable comic that helps explain the how/why/huh in addition to a few practical tips for cisgender and non-binary folks as well. We wanted to create a useful (but fun) reference that can be passed on to family, friends, co-workers, your boss, and strangers alike.

Jimerson adds:

It’s important to have a way to introduce all people to gender neutral pronouns. I hope that this book can do that. We live in a world where gender neutral language is becoming much more commonplace. This book is great as an introduction to someone unfamiliar with the concept.

A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns, a black and white softcover comic, is slated for release June 13, 2018.

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