TABULA IDEM: A QUEER TAROT COMIC ANTHOLOGY
PUBLISHED SUMMER 2017
Conceived by Mia 'Hye' Mardikian and helped made reality by Iris Jay, TABULA IDEM: A Queer Tarot Comic Anthology is a 240+ page black and white comic anthology, structured around tarot’s Major Arcana– 22 short comics beginning with The Fool, and ending with The World. Each story, featuring unquestionably LGBTQIA+ characters (including trans, genderqueer, genderfluid, and other non-binary/unique pronoun characters with queer romantic alignments), themes, and reflections, and each black and white comic culminates in a full-color tarot card image, either as a moment from the story, or a summarization of the comic as a whole.
Tarot can help to inspire, to spark hope, to reflect, and to assure; there is something powerful in seeing tradition translated into modern, relatable image of yourself and others you see yourself in. We and our stories are here to stay, and with this relaunch, we’re focusing on putting the characters that breathe life into the cards’ imagery.