Episode 127: Equality Is Magic (with Kirsten Thompson & James B. Emmett)


This week's guests are Kirsten Thompson and James B. Emmett. The former is the writer and the latter is the editor of the magical mystery thriller, I AM HEXED. The comic tells the story of witches fighting for equality in the backdrop of Washington, D.C. during the 1960's, which in and of itself serves as a metaphor for our current political climate and the advancement of LGBTQIAPK+ people. Kirsten and James chat with Adrian regarding these issues found in the comic as well discuss the #MeToo movement, manga and representation in comics. 

I AM HEXED is coming soon to Kickstarter. Visit www.iamhexed.com for more info! 

Guest Bios:


Kirsten Thompson is a writer and editor based in the Pacific Northwest. A graduate of the University of Washington, she covers a wide range of issues including gender, sexuality, pop culture, relationships, and witchcraft. Her work has appeared in The Frisky, Teen Vogue, Femsplain, Women Write About Comics, and elsewhere. She is a Staff Writer and Social Media Manager at The MNT. Kirsten is the writer of I AM HEXED and has served as the linguist of KIM & KIM VOL. 2  and the editor on STRANGE WIT.


James B. Emmett  is an American illustrator, painter and digital sequential artist based out of New York City. A previous Marvel Editorial Assistant, James is also the editor of I AM HEXED as well as the editor for 451 Media and the creator/illustrator of THE COMMITTEE from Wayward Raven.

This and every episode can be found on iTunesGoogle PlayTuneIn Radio and the Stitcher app, available for Android and iOS. Please subscribe and leave a rating and review. Doing so helps the podcast reach more potential listeners. As always, thank you for your support!