Stories

Ace Joy

  • Serial
Colourful illustration of a person lying in a grassy field. 

They have shoulder length brown hair and glasses and are wearing a polka dot top, green dungaree dress and boots. They are smiling with their eyes closed. A brown dog is standing next to them with their tongue out.
Ace joy. © Katie Green for Wellcome Collection.

Asexuality is an often misunderstood and stigmatised orientation. When defined in relation to allonormativity, asexual folks can feel like they are, at best, “missing out”, and at worst, “fundamentally broken”. This comic aims to shift the perspective of asexuality as lacking, and to illustrate the queer joy of viewing one’s orientation – and oneself – as complete and whole.

About the artist

Colour illustration of Katie Green sitting cross legged in a green and rocky landscape. She is smiling broadly and sitting in her lap is a small dog.

Katie Green

Katie Green makes comics and zines on a variety of subjects, from knitting to wildlife to mental health. Based in Devon, Katie is inspired by nature and landscape, and shares frequent video podcasts documenting creative practice and life on Dartmoor. Katie’s graphic memoir, ‘Lighter Than My Shadow’, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2013.