311 – Shade, the Changing Girl: Earth Girl Made Easy

Our Best of 2017 series gets weird this week as we read “Shade, The Changing Girl: Earth Girl Made Easy” by Cecil Castellucci. In this Young Animal imprint, Meta-native Loma Shade uses the madness coat to possess a braindead teenage girl’s body in an attempt to explore Earth culture. We talk about the role of the protagonist, exploring one’s own empathy, and the ways characters come to terms with their own guilts. And this art is just great, too. Plus, we talk about MTG Grand Prix Santa Clara and tabletop gaming.

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Next time: “The Best We Could Do” by Thi Bui