Who's going to contribute to this year's TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE WEBCOMIC PROJECT? DETAILS
Just what is the Transgender Day of Remembrance Webcomic Project (TDOR WCP)? As you probably know, TDOR is heald annually on 20th November. As the "About page" of The INTERNATIONAL TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE WEBSITE puts it... The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved. Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.
Participating contributors of the WEBCOMIC PROJECT draw and publish a relevant webcomic or image for the day (or equivalent date, depending on schedule). The main thing is to educate the readership of each person's webcomic or blog about the issues listed above. You don't
have to be transgendered to join, just appreciating the tragedy of the lives lost that are memorialised here is enough. What you do need is a suitable visual artwork that appears on a site (webcomic, blog, Deviant Art type site, Facebook, Live Journal et cetera) read by others. What matters is sharing your concerns in an artistic fashion, so that others can hear of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. WEBCOMIC PROJECT ARCHIVE
It is a fact that webcomics are often a more transient medium than their paper equivalents. There are numerous reasons why a webcomic may no longer be available on the web: websites and authors disappear; urls change and domains get deleted; the creator themselves might lose interest, move on, or just be unable to access or update their webcomic. Circumstances change, and with them sometimes the ability to view older works. Because this is the case, it makes sense to have an archive of each year's entries to the Transgender Day of Remembrance Webcomics Project. SUBMISSIONS
If you're doing something for this year (or have done a comic or image for previous years and it it isn't in the archive) we'd like a copy of it for the Archive. If that's too complex, then a reply to this email with a URL of the submission's fine (but if you include details that'll make sure I'll get them right). Because it takes time to process each submission, I usually don't upload the current year's submissions to the archive until November 30th.
Links: INTERNATIONAL TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE WEBSITE TDOR WCP ARCHIVE TDOR WCP SUBMISSIONS INFORMATION#tdor #tdor2014