Draftsman’s work Kaitlin Chan may already be familiar to you if you are an avid reader of the New Yorker, which frequently features their comics.
But even if you’ve read their work before, now’s a great time to revisit Chan’s thoughtful comics, readily available to read on his website.
Kaitlin Chan’s comics
Chan’s comics cover a wide variety of topics and often provide a place to examine complex topics such as navigating gender and femininity, or the loss of the cartoonist’s father at a surprisingly young age.
Another frequently discussed topic is Chan’s personal relationship with media, especially music, and how those relationships have changed over time.
Many Chan comics have been featured in the New Yorker. You can read them for free, but they are posted on the New Yorker website rather than Chan’s page. However, you can easily access it through the well-labeled links on their website.
And you’ll see more of Chan’s work in 2022 thanks to the fact that their graphic memoirs, Back home, will be published by Abrams Books imprint Surely Books next fall.
Located in Taiwan, Back home follows a millennial queer coming-out story into a new era for LGBTQ+ people. In a post on their Instagram, Chan noted that they spoke with “friends who identify as bisexual, lesbian, non-binary, and/or genderqueer,” in order to share as many queer perspectives as possible.
Also available on Instagram
Besides reading Chan’s comics on his website, you can also read a lot of them on their Instagram page.
In addition to reading their work online, you can also purchase hard copies through their online store.
Have you had the opportunity to discover any of Chan’s works? Which of the comics is your favorite (so far)?
The Beat wants to hear from you! Give us a shout, either here in the comments section or on social media @comicsbeat.