Synopses & Reviews
A highly personal collection documenting the early months of artist Julia Kaye’s gender transition.
Instead of a traditional written diary, Julia Kaye has always turned to art as a means of self-reflection. So when she began her gender transition in 2016, she decided to use her popular webcomic, Up and Out, to process her journey and help others with similar struggles realize they weren’t alone.
Julia’s poignant, relatable comics honestly depict her personal ups and downs while dealing with the various issues involved in transitioning — from struggling with self-acceptance and challenging societal expectations, to moments of self-love and joy. Super Late Bloomer both educates and inspires, as Julia faces her difficulties head-on and commits to being wholly, authentically who she was always meant to be.
"Julia Kaye is a role model for the youth we serve, and we are so glad that Super Late Bloomer exists to show that it's never too late to be your true self." The Trevor Project
“Cartoonist and Disney artist Kaye's debut collection is a series of complementary contradictions: blunt yet precise; straightforward but nuanced; simple but beautiful.” Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
About the Author
Julia Kaye is an artist and illustrator whose Up and Out webcomic has garnered hundreds of thousands of readers and wide critical praise. Her work has appeared on the Disney show Big City Greens, in Maxim and Cosmopolitan, and on BuzzFeed and GoComics. Julia lives in Los Angeles.