Around Pride in 5 Countries

Black and white illustration of a balloon with the words 'around pride in 5 countries', surrounded by several illustrations of people and flowers

Image courtesy of Jouv Darl

In this comic, Jouv's drawing style may remind the viewer of receiving a sneaky note from their best friend behind the teacher's back. Realistic and crafty, these drawings are often jotted down on the scene. Historically, Pride festivals have always been complex, yearning for the best in humanity while failing to quite manage to encompass everyone. No matter how corporate, bacchanalian or dangerous they become, Pride festivals remain innately what they are: forms of dissent!

A young black person wearing a striped white, black, pink and orange jumper and wearing glasses

Jouv Darl

(she/they)

With degrees in English Literature, Creative Writing, and Film, Jouv Darl is a Queer Canadian comic artist who spent several years working across Asia. She didn't intend to grow up. It just happened to her. Noticing the changes, she started paying more attention to the minute emotional details within Pride festivals in her home city of Toronto, Canada and abroad. Her drawing style may remind the viewer of receiving a sneaky note from their best friend behind the teacher's back. Realistic and crafty, these drawings are often jotted down on the scene.

@jouvdarl