Published on September 30th, 2016 | by Tyler Cohen


EBB AND FLOW: A Mama Pants Comic by Tyler Cohen

This excerpt from Ebb & Flow is part of a longer contemplation on bodies at the beginning arc of physical and social transition. As always, I have no answers, only observations and feelings. Read the full story in Primahood: Magenta, available now from

“Mama Pants juxtaposes comics about frequently hilarious, often terrifying, always glorious experience of raising a girl in America with beautifully surreal artwork which explores the Id of parenting itself. Wild and messy, truthfully funny and casually radical, this is an amazing, vibrant, important book.” ~ Michelle Tea, author of Black Wave 

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About the Author

Tyler Cohen (She/They) is a cartoonist who likes to mix autobiography and surrealism. Her book, Primahood: Magenta, won the 2017 Bisexual Book Award for Graphic Memoir. Tyler’s work has also appeared online at PEN Illustrated and, and in print in numerous anthologies, including the Eisner Award-winning Drawing Power and Ignatz Award-winning Qu33r. They are a lecturer in Comic Studies at San Francisco State University.

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