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Jon Erik Christianson

In alternate timelines, Jon Erik Christianson is a beloved children's cartoon, a homme fatale supervillain for the Justice League, a professional krumper, an ambassador from Planet [REDACTED], and a sentient carnival balloon. In this timeline, he is a blogger and ghost(writer) who divides his free time between watching YouTubers play Five Nights at Freddy's and staring longingly at his bachelor's degrees in journalism and international relations. He writes for Book Riot Comics and his blog, Honestly Comics, where he most often discusses comic books, feminism, and queer representation. Feel free to talk to him about Buffy the Vampire Slayer; never bring up Glee. Blog: Honestly Comics Twitter: @HonestlyJon

Blushing Boys, THE BACKSTAGERS, and Toxic Masculinity

How The Backstagers counters modern comics' obsession with hyper-masculinity.

13 LGBTQ Comics to Look Forward to in 2017

Let's make this year a lot more gay with the LGBTQ-inclusive comics set to release sometime in the next twelve months.

Reading Rainbow: 7 LGBTQ All-Ages Graphic Novels

Looking for more all-ages LGBTQ graphic novels to read and share? Jon Erik has you covered.

What’s On Your Pull List? August 24, 2016

Build your pull list with this week's new release highlights.

The Best-Space Scenario in Space Battle Lunchtime

Jon Erik examines the effects of physical space in the art of SPACE BATTLE LUNCHTIME.

The Best Comics We Read in July 2016

Panelteers choose the best comics they read in July 2016!

#SquadGoals: The Odds on Who Survives Suicide Squad

Jon Erik takes a look at the odds on which characters will survive the Suicide Squad movie.

Fat Chance: 7 Superheroes Who Could Use a Size Upgrade

Jon Erik thinks that these superheroes could use a size upgrade in the interest of body positivity and diversity in comics.

LGBTQ Hide Month: DC’s Rebirth Demotes Queer Characters

Where are the LGBTQ+ characters in DC's Rebirth? Jon Erik takes a look.

Fat Chance: 7 Superheroes Who Could Use a Size Upgrade

It's hard to find a fat superhero. Jon Erik discusses 7 superheroes who could (and should) be redrawn as fat, body positive superheroes.