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Morgan Sea is a cartoonist from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After a decade of decayed and delayed adolescence in Montreal, she came to OCADu to pursue her masters and defeat them with sharp pencils and sharp wits. When capitalism inevitably falls, she hopes to continue making comics about transsexual monster dykes learning to love themselves and follow their passions. Our post-capitalist world will be a radical and positive change for people, animals and the environment, but it will feel remarkably the same to Sea as she continues to create art and diy radio, organize queer community events (book launches, wrestling shows, picnics, cabarets, and comic jams) and adlib karaoke for the amusement of her friends. So here’s to the future, where the health and wellness provided by luxury space communism means Morgan Sea will live well into her hundreds, and even better than she could have ever imagined.
Abominatrix is a 16 page comic made for We’re Still Here, an all trans comics anthology edited by Tara Avery and Jeanne Thornton for Stacked Deck Press. It’s a comic about a trans lady dealing with mixed feelings after using gamma radiation to turn herself into a ‘hulking green monster’. It’s a rad and funny critique, covered legally by parody law.
The full anthology is over 300 pages of comics and will be available in spring 2018.
A little promo postcard made for the TFAB story telling group.
Lab Note – In February of 2007 I, Morgan Sea, accidently attended the opening of the Laboratory of Feminist Pataphysics when i was accidentally indoctrinated and irradiated by the all encompassing nature of ‘pataphysics and gifted with a lovely decorative merit badge. Since then, whenever I where the badge, I started to get the strangest inquiries from total strangers such as “What the hell is Pataphysics?” “Do you hate men?” “What?” “Can you explain it again?” And in an effort to answer these questions and more (and less) I began my own practice as a ‘pataphysician. In my research i’ve found a surprising amount of applicable skills from the science of exceptions as it relates the most exceptional people around – the transgender, transsexual and or trans* community. My findings have been published in small scientific pamphlets (below), and a larger paper is in the process of pier review and should be released as soon as they can fish it out of the water and dry it off.
Propaganda: In 2015 I started distributing the following flyers via carrier pigeon, canada post and in the blowholes of beluga whales.
Potential Work Shop / Lecture:
In this workshop Morgan Sea will discuss the powerful roles metaphors and allegories play in contemporary life. As a transsexual, Sea had often struggled to find the right words to explain her situation. After studying new media art and “Pataphysics,” that is no longer a problem! She is ready to explain the power of metaphor manipulation with you!
“Pataphysics” is a satirical concept developed as a parody of metaphysics and in relation to metaphor. Sea deploys the concept to describe when metaphors become real. In this workshop, participants will explore a set of tools the Sea has picked up in her practice as a web-zine writer, video maker and performance artist. With these tools participants will build pataphorical vessels to further their communication skills in exciting and creative ways. Navigating the web via popular social media platforms (Twitter, Tumblr) they will voyage through a world of pop-culture and open-source mythology to pirate the right messages to suit their needs. The workshop will feature both a structured discussion and hands-on engagement with online content production, looking at emerging forms such as fanfiction, image appropriation, and re/mixing of online visual culture.
For more information : Please consider booking a lecture with Dr. Morgan Sea ‘PhD at – OrgansEa(AT)GmAiL(dot)Com
Random Images Randomized. Morgan Sea, 2012-2016.
Giant-Size Gender Issues is some kind of historical feminist memoir about comics and being a closeted queer kid in 1990’s small town canadiana. It starts by exploring my earliest trans memory (when Super Girl came to me through a tv set and made me her kid sister sidekick) and patriarchal relationships (between Christopher Reeves and the Super Girl movie and my Dad and Me).
The memoir is a work in progress and is currently performed as a lecture featuring animated GIFs crafted from my family’s photo archive and pop culture images. It has been performed for Studio 303’s Edgy Redux 2014, and Metonymy Press’s Queeroes Event.