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Red Squiggle

When spell check doesn’t recognize your name

By Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

To read Rowan’s comic, click images to enlarge, and click through all three panels.

Red Squiggle, part 1 of 3

Red Squiggle, part 2 of 3

Red Squiggle, part 3 of 3

I love spell check. I love my computer. I used the Internet to talk to the wonderful women mentioned here. We met on a Facebook group for women of color in comic books. But, I chose to talk about this issue in comic strip form because as I handwrote, it was relaxing not to wonder—have I been added to the system yet? Hopefully, this issue will be solved. Until then, I tell my squiggle that he’s only reminding me just how lucky I am to have this name.

To read the work of other squigglesome women, check out their websites:

Wendy Xu |
Shivana Sookdeo |
Aatmaja Pandya |
Tristan Jade Tarwater |
Taneeka Stotts |
Arielle Jovellanos |
Shing Yin |
Natasha Lagasca Barredo |
Renee Faundo |
Yao Xiao |