Margaret Atwood, Meags Fitzgerald, Mariko Tamaki on love and relationships in new comic anthology

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It's a love story for the ages: our heroine harbours a burning desire - to publish a book. With help from a legendary Canadian hero, the love pours in - in the form of over $120,000 in Kickstarter donations. And, now the climax: the highly anticipated, much-publicized comic anthology The Secret Loves of Geek Girls has been released.

Hope Nicholson, editor of Moonshot, has curated a collection of nonfiction essays and comics from over 50 female contributors. Featuring high profile Canadian talents like Margaret Atwood, Meags Fitzgerald and Mariko Tamaki, The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is all about the love, relationships and sexuality of women who proudly call themselves geeks.

Next October, Secret Loves of Geek Girls will be released worldwide by Dark Horse Comics with a new cover by Nimona creator Noelle Stevenson. It is available now on editor Hope Nicholson's website. Here are some highlights from the anthology.


1. "Glasses" by Margaret Atwood

Proof that high school romances are fraught, even for future icons:

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2. "A First" by Gillian G.

On the cringe-worthy perils of your first date ever:

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3. "Read: 1:19" by Jen Aprahamian

From the brain of a geek girl: all the reasons he might not be texting you back. (A favourite: "His phone is a horcrux and it needed to be destroyed.")

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4. "Montreal, 1993" by Mariko Tamaki and Fiona Smyth

A journey from being obsessed with Frank-N-Furter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, to playing him on-stage, and eventually ditching the fishnets:

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5. "Waxing Moon" by Meags Fitzgerald

On the hobbies of geek girl best friends:

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