Since last June, I have been writing and drawing a new comic book project in french, Les Maoureuses, which have its own website for reasons of anonymity. It’s now time to make it public here, since this project is growing and occupies a good part of my time, and my coming out is done! You can also find this project on social media, especially Instagram where I am most active. Eventually, I hope to publish a print version.
I’ve been polyamorous since 2016, a year before #MeToo began. I am observing and participating as a man in the liberating and feminist love revolution we have all begun to experience.
These past few years have been a liberation for me, a rebirth, an upheaval… There have been moments of immense joy, and chasms of emotional pain. I have learned a lot about myself, about others, about feminism, about love, about our constructions, about the binarity of men and women, about patriarchy and about the injunctions and myths of love that have shaped us.
Since the end of 2020 I have been nourishing the project of accompanying this ongoing adventure with a drawn story. A story that will allow me to explain to my close friends and my more distant ones what I live, and a story that I could produce as I go along and regularly, once a week. A logbook to be freer, happier, to receive and give more love, and to teach others to do so.
This reflection on the content led me to imagine a short form of chronicles of four boxes + a title. The strip is a very old format in comics, initially adapted to the press, but which also works very well on the Internet. It is a synthetic, light and striking form, very quick to read, which builds meaning both on its small sequence but also by succession and response of the chronicles between them to form a global story.
These chronicles are of course addressed to the community of polyamorous men and women, of those who are in free or open couples whatever their orientation, and of singles who ask themselves questions because it is useful and saving to share and normalize our experiences. But beyond that, it is addressed to all the lovers that we are, from the first emotions of childhood, because polyamory is only one of the forms of emotions and relationships that we all experience. It is for adults who have grown up with princesses and princes to understand how it has shaped them and how it has helped them build their lives, and how it might still change. This is for teenagers who are experiencing their first time and are looking for new bearings in a changing world of love. It is also for children who already know how to read and are already in love, and who will be able to grow up with other stories and other possible models.