About

Hello there! Riot Nrrd was launched in 20009 and is currently on hiatus.

This is a webcomic is about being a nerd. Unlike many other comics and webcomics about being a nerd, this is a webcomic about being LGBT nerds, girl nerds, nerds of color, disabled nerds, and other kinds of nerds that don’t get as much love. This is a webcomic about being a nerd who’s constantly facing down sexism, racism, anti-LGBTQ bigotry, classism, ableism, fat-hate, and other prejudices and -isms from their nerdery of choice. This webcomic was made by a frustrated nerd about frustrated nerds making comics.

The name “Riot Nrrd” comes from “Riot Grrl”, a musical and political movement born in the nineties. I haven’t checked out these sites extensively, but here’s what comes up about Riot Grrl on google just to give you an idea: Wikipedia’s entry on Riot Grrl, the grrl zine network, an article on myths about riot grrl. I’m aware there is also a song called Riot Nrrd, but I never heard of it until a friend pointed it out to me after reading my webcomic, and as far as I can tell, isn’t really connected to riot grrl at all.

To the left you may see a drawing of the creator. Their name is RJ Edwards. They like geeking out about comics, linguistics, superheroes, anthropology, urban fantasy, Buffy, young adult novels and obsolete video game systems. They prefer the pronoun “they”, and they have an English degree to rub in the face of gender-neutral-singular-they nay-sayers. They have no formal art education and just try to keep improving. They use a Wacom Bamboo. The first two strips were made in Gimp, but the rest are done in Photoshop.

You can contact RJ through twitter or email: rj at riotnrrdcomics dot com.

Oh yeah! And all the characters, art, writing, everything here, you know, belongs to RJ. No stealing ok thanks.