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Digging into twc sent me to The Sanity Circus, a webcomic hosted alongside webcomics by other artists on the same website. A woman who goes by Windy is the author of this particular comic.
Sanity Circus starts the first page with the assassination a political figurehead, the second page with the main character Attley being apathetic about the situation, and the next 250 pages never mentioning this event again. There's all sorts of magic, anti-human beings called the scarecrow, anthropomorphic instruments, and, frankly, only one arc so far dealing with an actual circus. From my personal criticizing standpoint, I enjoyed the twists and such, and there was nothing that struck me close to objectable by the time I finished the archive.
That was until a few days later, when I noticed that the third author Q and A had been posted after the 14th chapter. One of the fan questions presented was "Who are all the lgbt+ peeps?" with Windy responding that ALL SEVEN OF THE MAJOR RECURRING CHARACTERS are one or some combination of sexual or gender orientation other than straight.
Now, let me step back a little. From the perspective of one individual in the comments section (yes, there is a comment section):
"I'm really glad that these characters' genders/sexualities are just presented as traits of theirs, and that there doesn't have to be some big, contrived, dramatic in-comic reveal about them." - Bee
And that is something that I can definitely agree with. But at this point, SC is nearly 400 pages in. There is minimal romantic subtext, if any, throughout the entire comic that can clue you in on maybe one or two of the characters. Plus, there is no character section, which is something that should definitely be added, lest a new reader's mind be given the chance to casually misinterpret even a single character as a heterosexual.
Alright, that's as far as I'll go. Windy knows who reads her comic and cares about her audience, so beyond the title of the topic I won't fault SC any further. Instead, I'd like to get other opinions on this sort of situation. If I recall correctly, I know that some webcomics such as Computer Love and Floraverse were faulted for some percieved over-correction of diversity. Objectively, can an author be criticized solely on character traits determined, and if so, where is the limit?