Joe Corallo: Tragic Chalice

Joe Corallo

Joe Corallo is a queer cisgender white guy who tries to keep his privilege in check while residing in Queens, NY. He's been an active participant in life for three decades, has been reading comics for over two of those decades, and has dabbled in writing comics for over half a decade. He's self published four issues of a cyberpunk comic titled Electronic, has work published in Geeks OUT Presents: Power Anthology, Margins Publishing's Our Hearts Still Beat zine, and Grayhaven's The Gathering: Music anthology. He's currently back at self publishing with a new series, Saturn's Call, alongside co-creator and illustrator Robby Barrett with issue #2 ready for release later this year. A couple of other projects are going on currently that can't be announced yet. Joe also contributes at Geeks OUT and [insertgeekhere].

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  1. mike weber says:

    Before even delving into the concept behind Chalice, the initial reason I have for being cautious is that this is a character, though created by well-meaning allies, that did not have a trans creator involved.

    …and my brother’s Honor Harrington is a woman created by a single male author, and Lois Bulold’s Miles Vorkosigan and Bel Thorne are a straight male and a (bisexual? omni sexual? gender-fluid?) hermaphrodite created by a cis woman.

    Your point?

    A Story: In the early days of brother Dave’s career with Baen books, they received a diatribe from an ardent feminist who blasted them for forcing them to force a woman to use a male pseudonym because of the belief that women don’t buy SF (at least space opera), because no mere male could possibly create such a strong and resonant and believable female character as Alicia deVries (or maybe this was a couple books later and it was Honor Harrington, but i’m pretty sure it was Captain deVries…)