This is a comic about gender and sexuality. It follows the lives of 8 main characters: Steve, Mark, Amber, Nay, Tom, Alex, Charlie and Jamie. It’s about them finding themselves, falling in love, lust and like and how hard they fight to get there.
This comic contains so many issues I can’t even really list them. Some of the things you may find here include: Gays, lesbians, those weird bisexuals everyone is talking about, faggotry, homophobia, transgender issues, dubious consent, body issues, abuse, hate and most important of all, a big old helping of LOVE. There’s a reason I called it Khaos.
I’m a full time costume maker and comic writer. You can find my costume stuff at www.khaoskostumes.com. My queer stuff is all here. A man of many faces, people consider seem to consider me a master of disguise, but I’m really just a little nerd who likes to dress up.
My full name is Mr Tab Artemis Kimpton, it is not short for anything except ‘totally fucking awesome’. Male pronouns please, I have a varied gender expression (read: camp as a row of pink tents), but I’m quite comfortable in my masculinity.
Why did you not answer my email?
I read every fan mail that arrives in my inbox, I just don’t really respond to those that don’t have questions in them because I’m not sure what to say back. I do appreciate every single one and I thank you for taking the time to email me. If you asked a question and still didn’t get a reply then it’s likely my spam folder ate it.
How do I get the old wallpapers?
Donate £1x the wallpapers you want and email me telling me the ones you want.
When do you update?
At least once a week, though I attend a lot of cons so it gets manic. Unless I die/other way of hindering me writing Khaos will never be abandoned. Check the update bar for up to date information.
Which story is next? How many stories will there be? You’re not going to end it are you?
There will be 8 stories in total, Charlie is number 7 and Jamie 8. I’ll be ending the main story archive there. I think it’s very important to have endings and not to let things drag and become crap.
However just because Khaos ends doesn’t mean that my work will. There are lots of things I want to write about that would feel tagged on if I included them in Khaos, so they need new characters and situations to work.
What? Why does it say the characters are in college? I thought they were still at home/not 18! What grade are they in at high school?
I’m British. As in, I come from England, the place where this language you’re reading comes from. In the UK, and even within England there are different school systems. The characters are aged 16-17 and are in their first year of 6th form college. If you want to know more, google is your friend.
The [insert thing here] part of your story is shit. Why are you so shit?
Because I’m human and can’t create perfect amazing stories. I also don’t think Khaos is super special amazing, to be honest I’m surprised people like it so much. If you have any thoughts or constructive crit you’d like to share (that’s the one where you tell people what they did wrong AND let them know how to fix it) feel free to email me.
This part of the comic triggered me because of [this issue]. Could you put a trigger warning before this page?
I did, it’s on the front page at www.khaoskomix.com. People bookmark the archive and I can’t stop pages from appearing when people click. Please keep in mind when reading this comic that it is not a safe happy place where I make you feel wonderful, but one where I beat the shit out of your heart with the intent to get you addicted to my updates and love my characters. If you are sensitive, please read with caution.
Have either Tom/Charlie had their sex change operations yet?
1) There is no magical sex change operation that just makes them into the other sex instantly. What you are referring to is actually called Gender Reassignment surgery. There are several different ones for either direction, and it can take years before all of their surgery is finished, if they choose to undertake surgery to begin with.
2) If either Charlie or Tom had major surgery in the comic, I think I would have mentioned it. If you’re curious about hormone details ect, then you’re going to have to wait until the story tells you like you would with other comics.
Why are there no straight people? I feel you’re not representing straights fairly because I think Jamie is a dick!
I’m writing stories about people who sit outside the hetro norm. If you want stories about straight people I suggest going into any book store and picking up pretty much ANY book. There are plenty of straight people in this world, I’m just not writing about them this time.
I am saddened that you don’t see Steve’s dad is an excellent example of heterosexuality.
You have too many gay/trans people! They can’t all be gay!
In the UK gay figures are about 1/10, not including bisexuality because bisexuals are apparently invisible. So in a college of 500 (because it’s a quite small one), there’s going to be about 50 queers wandering about, creating awkward friendships with other queers.
As for trans people, I know at least 3 came out of my college. Maybe where you’re from they’re just better at hiding.
My trans experience is different to Tom/Charlie’s! You’re not representing trans people correctly!
That’s kind of how trans/gender/sexuality experiences work. They’re different to everyone’s because they’re Yours. Neither invalidate the other and only you can say who you are. I wouldn’t tell you your trans experience was wrong because I’m not you.
Why do Tom and Charlie pass so well without hormones?
Because I’m a inaccurate dick who Did Not Do the Research. It’s too late to change the story for Khaos to portray this more accurately, so I’m going to keep writing it, finish and then possibly look at how passing and not passing affects trans people in a later story.
Why do your characters all fuck each other?
Because I am a fan pandering whore who likes money.