Notice: If you are sensitive to depictions of gender dysphoria or people upset about their bodies, be warned that the next few pages will be dealing with that.
Just what is Sam wearing?
Most likely a binder for their breasts
Yep, exactly. Most likely made from Ace bandages. They’re made to compress when stretched, which can cause problems if worn around your ribs for too long. One of which, which seems to be the case here, is fluid on the lungs.
Yeah, I so know nothing about the binding chest thing. The few times I have read about it it has been when ACE bandages weren’t around, and the one that is relatively current, she uses a vest.
especially when he is smoking as well
Is he flushed from the constriction or is it already fever induced?
You can have issues with proper binding too
Dude, gotta let them boobies breath, or you’ll suffocate!
Oh no poor Sammy :C you need to get a real chest binder! Those are MUCH MUCH safer
Damn no wonder he looked mad as hell when he started coughing
Hmmmm, and just wondering, but why does Lee know so much about chest binding?
aweeh my poor Sam!
I also love Lee and Sam’s friendship, I’d love to see more of it, which, I’m hoping is what’s coming next :3
i would like to say, your entire comic is gorgeous, and your work with watercolors is stunning.
…also, I’m guessing Lee knows about binders in part due to drama club. (And/or knowing other trans kids)
I figured it was a binding thing.
This may be unwanted feedback but I’m not trying to offend and obviously you can dismiss my comment. I’m interested in this comic and like your art style! But I just wanted to put out that I hope you reconsider the current format of presentation. Part of my problem is I have poor internet, but having to click and reload after an on average-4-panel-page is tedious. I think part of it is the pacing. I like the slow pace for this atmosphere, but it usually takes more than that one ~4-panel page for the story to actually move, so needing to click and load in between pages is standing out as an impediment for me. You probably made the choice to have each page its own focus, but hm… if you ever decide to introduce a scroll feature or just group more comic pages per web page or something, that would be swell. As it is, personally I’m driven away by the pure amount of time it’s taking to read in the current system. You and your readers may want to keep it this way, and I respect that; I figured there is no harm in giving a would-be reader’s input. Maybe I’ll revisit this work on a rainy day. Best wishes.
Is it chest binding? I thought it was like a nicotine patch or something? I thought I recalled that Sam smoked? Or I may be completely wrong?
Lee’s gonna get in trouble when Frank (and/or Adi) learns he advised him to this predicament…
I just realized that she has an Utena poster on her wall. That’s awesome
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