Krell Labs

Sep 18

Exiles: Trans Stories by Christianne Benedict -


So all those trans-themed comics I’ve been doing for the last couple of years? I’m Kickstarting a small collection of them. Viva trans ladies making comics!

Well, how about that? Someone at Kickstarter chose my project for their Staff Picks! Plus, I’m going gangbusters given that I’m a totally obscure artist running her first Kickstarter. Woohoo! Thanks everyone who has reblogged or tweeted me!


Just a reminder


Liking something on social media does nothing to boost its reach.

Reblogging, commenting, or sharing does.

This PSA brought to you by the Trans Lady Bloggers Desperate For Traffic Association.

Sep 17


how to tell if someone is really bisexual:

Bisexuals devour the heads of their opposite-sex mates after sex.

(via seananmcguire)

Exiles: Trans Stories by Christianne Benedict -

So all those trans-themed comics I’ve been doing for the last couple of years? I’m Kickstarting a small collection of them. Viva trans ladies making comics!

Sep 16


I want to write a novel about a trans woman that uses all those tropes trans women know but cis people never hear about. Stuff like…

I shall be lauded as a literary genius. Unless people find out I’m trans. they’ll I’ll be accused of only writing genre fiction.

If you bite it, spiro tastes considerably different from mint. I think I might be sensitive to the smell and taste, though. I have to turn the bottle away from me to even open it.

krelllabs said: Pumpkin pie or pecan pie? The season is soon upon us.


Tough choice. I love eating both, but probably pumpkin a little more. As for cooking, my pumpkin pie wins hands-down. It is legend.

Yeah. For cooking, definitely. I usually use butternut squash instead of pumpkin (it generally tastes the same), mostly because it’s easier to seed.

How to help out your favorite artists when you don't have any money -



I post something like this about once a year, because I get a lot of messages from people who enjoy my art but feel guilty about not buying things from my store or subscribing on Patreon or getting things from my wishlist, etc. You really don’t need to do ANY of…


Sep 15


Sep 12



Man, Spider Woman is unfortunate in her interpreters

…because as bad as this ghastly Manara cover is…

…it’s not as bad as this godawful cover art from New Avengers #4. I can’t even parse this anatomy.

Sep 11

Krell Laboratories: Flowers in the Wreckage -

In Bloom

Looking at the Georgian neo-realist film, In Bloom, on my movie blog today. One of the best films I’ve seen this year.

I don’t think this is a film that could have been directed by a male filmmaker. This is clearly Nana Ekvtimishvili’s film, regardless of whether or not she has a male co-director. She wrote the film based on her own memories of growing up in Tblisi in the early 1990s and there’s a core of lived experience in the details, whether it’s the politics of navigating a breadline or the chatter among girls in bathrooms and weddings and private gatherings where there are no men. There’s a palpable sense of place in this film, too, and even a sense of geography as we watch the characters walk to their various destinations. All of this is beautifully shot with an almost clinical eye by Oleg Mutu, a ringer from the Romanian cinema. Ekvtimishvili and co-director Simon Groß are natural-born filmmakers. They have a gift for naturalism and deliberate takes and they know the value of space carefully placing the camera in space. This is one of those contemporary art films that eschews a score, but unlike some films where that choice tends to annul the pleasures provided by cinema as entertainment, in this film, that choice is matter of keeping things from boiling over. Like most melodramas, this has the potential to boil over. The directors exercise remarkable restraint. Instead, you have an implacable narrative that swells more like a tidal force than a wave, and by the end of the film, its power is undeniable. This is a beautiful and heartbreaking film.

Sep 09