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A Month of Good LGBT Comics – Liliane, Bi-Dyke

In conjunction with Prism Comics, the preeminent website for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) comics and creators, every day this month I will be detailing one good comic book/graphic novel with LGBT themes.

Here‘s an archive of the featured works so far!

Today we look at a fun comic by a great artist who was featured in Juicy Mother!

Liliane, Bi-Dyke is a comic by Leanne Franson.

Franson is mostly an illustrator of children’s books, and ever since she adopted a baby boy a few years back, her Liliane output has sadly petered out, but I’m certainly pleased for her that she has her baby boy.

She still does a “LGBT family-friendly” kids comic strip called Rosen’Blue and Sassafras that you can find here, but even that hasn’t been updated in awhile.

Still, here output on Liliane, Bi-Dyke is still around for everyone to read, and that’s great news, as it is a delightfully fun comic book.

Liliane is a wonderful character – she is oftentimes naive about things, but her comics, while having a really light feel to them, often end up dealing with some important topics.

The most recent Liliane, Bi-Dyke book came out a few years back and it is called “Don’t Be a Crotte!,” which is French for “shit.”

There are two previous editions of Liliane collections, but one, I believe, is basically out of print.

You can get the other one, Teaching Through Trauma: How Life Teaches those Hard-to-Learn Lessons directly from Franson’s site here (you can also get a bunch of Liliane mini-comics there).

So yeah, Liliane is notable for Franson’s cute and very interesting stylistic artwork, as well as the fun approach to serious issues, all with a very relatable and easy to root for star character, Liliane.

Here are a couple of quick stories to give you a feel for Liliane.

Here is a link to the full archive of past Liliane stories – a lot of excellent reading to be found at this link.


That censorship strip gave me a chuckle.

Huge fan of Liliane!

You’re hitting all my favorites in this series! :-) Leanne Franson is awesome.

Cool!!! Any way I can get in on the review list, or are you all booked up?


You heard it hear first; Frank Miller totally stole her idea.

Seriously though, I’m loving these comics. I’m constantly looking forward to this column.

Sorry, Pam, we worked the list out already!

I’ll be sure to check your site out, though!

SUPER!!! Hope you keep me in mind for the next series of reviews!!!

In the meantime, I’m taking advantage of the opportunity to catch up on all these great comics. XD

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Hey, thanks for pointing out you’d done a piece on her… nice! Thanks for putting all the artwork up! And I am doing Rosen’Blue on Rainbowrumpus.com once a month now on a regular basis again! And small son will be FOUR in two weeks! Time flies. Next: “Liliane does the retirement home”. :D

Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just your articles? I mean, what you say is valuable and all. Nevertheless just imagine if you added some great pictures or videos to give your posts more, “pop”! Your content is excellent but with images and video clips, this website could definitely be one of the very best in its field. Terrific blog!

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