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Julia Kaye

Trans lady makin' comics & workin' for Disney TVA. My personal account: @iamjuliakaye

August 19th, 2016. It feels like a lifetime ago I started seeing a gender specialist. Therapy is great, talking out your fears can weaken them. I’d been so scared of admitting to anyone I was trans, I had so much shame and so many hangups about it. I’ve come so far since then. This was right before I moved out to LA. I’ve since started seeing a new therapist out here ‘cuz I find it helpful. I recommend it to anyone. If you enjoy my work and would like to help support my transition, maybe check out my Patreon? The link is in my bio. :)
August 18th, 2016. Dissecting my general worries while still early on in my transition. Obvious femme signifiers were important. I enjoy dressing up femme a whole lot, but feeling like I had to in order to be recognized as my proper gender was stressful. If you enjoy my work and would like to help support my transition, maybe check out my Patreon? The link is in my bio. :)
Gonna be on a panel about mental health alongside @teganandsara and @trevorproject this Thursday at 5:30pm PST!! It'll be broadcast LIVE on @vice 's Instagram Live. THIS IS NUTSO BANANAS. Come watch me make a fool of myself. LIVE!!! (it'll also be recorded for those that miss it)
August 17th, 2016. Reflections on a then-recent convo- I’m always at odds with my voice. Sometimes I embrace this, other times I just can’t. It feels like every time I speak to a stranger my voice outs me as being trans and sometimes I wish I didn’t have to deal with that stress. If you enjoy my work and would like to help support my transition, maybe check out my Patreon? The link is in my bio. :)
August 16th, 2016. Taking note of a general unhealthy pattern in my life, breaking that pattern is something I still struggle with. Please no 50 shades of grey jokes. If you enjoy my work and would like to help support my transition, maybe check out my Patreon? The link is in my bio. :)
August 14th, 2016. A comic that has nothing to do with my phone’s front-facing camera & everything to do with being in an awkward stage of transition. I’d been on hormones for 7.5 months and was so impatient to be further along than I was. I could be (and usually was) really hard on myself. Featuring good comic boys @lunarbaboon and @enzocomics. If you enjoy my work and would like to help support my transition, maybe check out my Patreon? The link is in my bio. :)
August 13th, 2016. Boston Comicon continued. I still feel this way around cis-friends, it feels like there’s a delicate balance. That night after the con, I went all in with wonderful cartoonist Abby Howard, who I’d just met. We both overshared and it was very cathartic. We were at a party surrounded by tons of people having fun, all teary in the corner. It was great. If you enjoy my work and would like to help support my transition, maybe check out my Patreon? The link is in my bio. :)
Thanks for joining all us webcartoonists last weekend at Planet Comicon!! It was incredible. ❤ Back to posting comics tomorrow!
I'm in Kansas City, MO at Planet Comicon all weekend. Buy my stuff!!
August 12th, 2016. Continued from last comic. That night, a friend came up to me & said some things I’d never heard in person that just meant so much. Later at like 2 in the morning, I was sitting on my bed reflecting on the day and my life and was a mess of every emotion. Mostly happiness. Sweet baby angel cartoonist sarah andersen came by & was wonderfully comforting. We talked into the night. I think about that night a lot. I'll be in Kansas City, MO at planet comicon this Friday to Sunday!! Come by and say hi!! If you enjoy my work and would like to help support my transition, maybe check out my Patreon? The link is in my bio. :)
August 12th, 2016. I’d been so nervous to table at my first con- Surrounded by people for 3 days with nowhere to hide, but it turned out amazing! I felt very welcome at BCC, surrounded by so many of my webcomic pals from the internet. It was like a family reunion. <3 And a couple of teenage(?) girls came up to me just to say I was beautiful and ran away. It was TOO cute.A nd I got to meet readers for the first time! Everyone was so great! I love I get to reflect on this a week before Planet Comicon in Kansas City. :’) Come and say hi!! If you enjoy my work and would like to help support my transition, maybe check out my Patreon? The link is in my bio. :)
August 11th, 2016. Continued from the last strip: spent the day with my ex. After the breakup, we had dropped communication for a long time. It was a very formative relationship for the both of us, we both grew so much as people during it thanks to each other. My face is splotchy in the comic from my makeup having run •everywhere*. If you enjoy my work and would like to help support my transition, maybe check out my Patreon? The link is in my bio. :)
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