This comic was actually supposed to be up on Monday.
Then Tuesday, and... well, you get the idea.
A while ago, I discovered a review of the comic that,
amongst other criticisms, lamented the fact that all of
the women in my comic are fairly... masculine. It's not
a bug, it's a feature! It should also be said that said
review also contained the comment "I thought this comic
would be about sexy Amazons fighting," so perhaps the
reviewer wasn't quite in my target audience to begin
with. But if masculine girls in this comic are a
problem, Sappho's only going to make it worse...
A long time ago, when puzzling over how to depict
Sappho, I stumbled across a description of her that said
she was "small and dark". This amused me since it was so
different to the various depictions I'd seen of her,
which all showed a tall, idealised but rather generic
woman in Greek-ish costume. Somehow, this idea of Sappho
as tiny and dark snowballed into her becoming a sort of
proto-butch. She was even more butch in some early
designs, before I decided I really couldn't justify the
inclusion of pants 2000 years before they came to
Europe. Although a lot of he costumes you're seeing in
this chapter are probably quite inaccurate, and a lot of
the clothing was unisex anyway, what she's wearing in
this comic is pretty much the most masculine outfit I
could conceivably give her. It's a lot easier to be
butch nowadays, hmm?