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Shades of A

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
When openly asexual Anwar Sardar gets dragged to a kink night by his (soon to be ex) best mate, JD; he is surprised to make friends with Chris Slate, a middle aged transvestite with a penchant for Dr Who. Convinced they’ll never meet again Anwar puts him out of his mind, but the awkwardly charming man keeps turning up in his life.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published 2014 by Discord Comics
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Siobhan Hawthorne
Mar 22, 2016 Siobhan Hawthorne rated it it was amazing
Comme vous pouvez vous en douter, ça fait référence à la série Fifty Shades of Grey puisque Tab, comme beaucoup d’autres et je m’inclue dans le lot, trouvait hallucinant qu’une telle histoire romançant une relation abusive et malsaine puisse être si populaire. Shades of A prend du coup pour parti de raconter une histoire avec des personnages qui sont dans la scène BDSM (mais la vrai, avec des règles et du consentement) et qui sont beaucoup moins blancs-cisgenres-hétéros. Ça donne trois ...more
Anna Hepworth
May 11, 2015 Anna Hepworth rated it really liked it
Shelves: reread, 2015
I read this as a webcomic, as it first came out. I love the way that Kimpton has taken the (somewhat disturbing, I'm told) sexual politics of the blockbuster 'Shades of Grey' and turned it into a lyrical exploration of how romance works when one isn't quite what is expected by one's partners.

I find the viewpoint character, Anwar, to be unsympathetic, but as I've said in other reviews, I don't get young men, and having difficulty identifying with them is nothing new. He's somewhat socially inept
May 11, 2015 Kayla rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people interested in romance, slice-of-life, LGBTQA stories, people who like quirky characters
Shelves: web-comics, comics, lgbtq

I loved this story. The characters are absolutely amazing, and they're so indepth and really thought out. I applaud the artist, really.
This book goes against any and all stereotypes, and it really accomplishes something. This is a story that needs to be read (plus it's free guys).

Anwar is just altogether precious. He's a sweet character that shows that asexuals want to be loved too. That even if they can't connect with others sexually, that absolutely ever
Jocelyn Lee
May 11, 2015 Jocelyn Lee rated it it was amazing
While it was being posted I was constantly thinking about what would happen next. Great slice-of-life look into interpersonal relations, legit 3D-real-personality asexual character, and legit kink community portrayal. Tab def accomplished what he set out to do (provide a response to 50 shades of grey), but geez this story stands on its own. 10/10, I basically corner people and ask them if they've read it yet if they're into comics.
Feb 20, 2016 EmilieSA rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
Such a great story! And talk about representation...
Highly recommend to anyone, either you want to know more about the themes, or if you can recognize yourself in any of the character or just because it's a great story. Seriously, read it and then share it!
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I’m Tab.

I’m a full time costume maker and comic writer. You can find my costume stuff at My queer stuff is all here. A man of many faces, people consider seem to consider me a master of disguise, but I’m really just a little nerd who likes to dress up.

My full name is Mr Tab Artemis Kimpton, it is not short for anything except ‘totally fucking awesome’. Male pronouns please,
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