Brian "Magdalene" Visaggio is a comic artist who seems to have a bit of an anger problem. When he isn't writing for his comic "Kim & Kim" (archive) he is explaining to social media why cis people are horrible for being cis people, the violent things he would like to do to them, and picking fights about shit that adults with real jobs would never care about. Considering how the last fake tranny who had a comic that featured trannies killing cissies that KF covered ended up, Visaggio should be a bit of fun.
Brian's social media is a healthy mix of salt about Trump, anger at cis people and typical nonsense of shaming cis people.
literally creepy men talking about how men creep them out.
Brian is a guy who was initially mentioned in an article posted by @Munchingonfish in the PPWJ section. Brian is a member of a group of SJW comics who is angry about some dude criticizing diversity in the comic book industry. That really isn't interesting, informative or important, but when you look deeper into this idiot's online history, you can see a consistent record of being chimpy, self-important, smug, autistic and just generally a massive faggot.
Here's the article (archive)
Here is a video by the guy who their Facebook group was plotting to harass where he criticizes Visaggio for not understanding Batman.Meyer has been accused of transphobia for calling out the questionable elevation of a transgendered comic author, Magdalene Visaggio, who seemed to come out of nowhere with no history or accomplishments in the industry. Visaggio rose quickly for a beginner, leading some, like Meyer, to believe he was hired for diversity instead of skill. Visaggio won a new talent workshop at DC Comics that put him in a position to be mentored by the top comic writers in the industry even though he appeared not to like or understand DC characters like Batman.
He also appears a little unstable, threatening "cis" people with violence on social media.
But there isn't any real rush to buy Visaggio's transgendered comic book Kim & Kim, ranked #373 in the July sales ratings.
Meyer believes he is being targeted for, among other things, daring to criticize Visaggio. "You can't say anything about the diversity hires because they're magical," he explained. "One of the successes of my channel is that I say what other people are thinking. There's about 100,000 fans out there waiting to come back. America only has a few unique institutions and one of them, comic books, is literally being murdered. Normal comic pros have been chased away and it is now a weird club for people with personality disorders."
If you are wondering about what Kim & Kim is, the synopsis describes it as "Superbad if Michael Cera was a trans woman and Jonah Hill a queergirl partner in crime" (archive). Visaggio himself described the development of the comic in an interview with Gizmodo, essentially describing the character Kim Q as a self-insert and the person he wants to be when he has transitioned and Kim D as a queergirl he thirsts for.
What is interesting in all this is that Visaggio considers the comic as essentially a form of therapy and a way to express themselves as they transition, but yet the focus of the story is on two characters who lack a strong grip on femininity with a hyper-masculine job where they routinely engage in violence. These factors, plus Visaggio's history of violent rhetoric online, make it appear that Visaggio's transition is more fetishistic in nature than based on true dysphoria.
From Gizmodo (archive):
Apparently he is also into "Dream Daddy"Both Kims are queer—Kim D is bisexual. Just wanted to get that out there! So yeah, I’m a trans woman, and Kim Q means the world to me. I had barely started transitioning when I began developing Kim & Kim; I had only been in therapy about a month at that point, and I was still terrified. It was really important for my own sanity to make transition stop feeling like this big giant monster, and instead to treat it like just another part of someone’s biography.
Kim Q is this realized human being who found herself in her transition and has not stopped trying to find herself. It’s not like she sat down, defined herself as a girl, and stopped developing right there. Kim Q provided me this vehicle to imagine myself, I dunno, a couple years down the line. Kim Q has a life. Kim Q hasn’t solved all her problems. Kim Q owns her past. It was kinda therapeutic, and it helped me get a little bit comfortable with the idea of transitioning, because one of my biggest worries was that it would overwhelm me.
My transition hangs over the book in another big way, too: it’s kind of unabashedly girly, in the way that Hellcat is girly or Rat Queens is girly. I’ve always had a really fucked up relationship with femininity, so this book is smothered in neon pink and rainbows even while it’s a beautifully foulmouthed, violent, bloody book. Developing this book was a really fun exercise in embracing this part of myself and seeing what it looked like, which ended up being a Lisa Frank assault rifle.
The other thing that really drove my portrayal of trans women in this book was the suicide of Leelah Alcorn. I don’t know if you read her suicide note, but she was so convinced she didn’t have a future. And why would she think anything else? If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the media, it’s that trans women are pathetic creatures who probably end up getting murdered. Leelah definitely imbibed that message. I did, too. I grew up with nothing by Jerry Springer, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and To Wong Foo. That was more or less all I had to base my self-conception of myself as a trans woman on. And man — what a fucked up way to grow up. I wanted to make sure that, in my own work, I was putting trans women all over the place, as well-developed POV characters whose transness matters.
Outside of the comic, Visaggio fancies themselves a trans activist. In a writing for "Letters to the Revolution", Visaggio continuously asks reader who they don't know and will never know if they are "okay" and tells them that they are "important" several times, while ranting on their fear towards Trump.
Here are some clips from the letter (archive)
He has also contributed to TransLifeline.Dear Baby Queers Everywhere,
First, are you okay?
That's important to ask because you're important to me, and though it may seem hard to believe lately, you’re actually important to lots and lots of people. And we all want you, before anything else, to be emotionally and physically healthy.
That matters just the same way that you matter.
Ok. So what happened in November is that somewhere under half of the voting electorate—somewhere in the range of 63 million out of around 130 million votes case or some such, out of a U.S. adult population of 240 million people—decided to cast their ballot in favor of a guy who, honestly, doesn’t give a shit about us one way or another.
He doesn’t, really. But lots of his supporters hate us very very much. Mike Pence is notoriously anti-queer, and indications have been that he’s going to find a place in his administration for former North Carolina governor and living taint Pat McCrory, the man behind the Tarheel State’s anti-anti-discrimination law.
But we do still have to live in a world where millions of people decided AT BEST that they’re totally fine with putting a man in power who is a) obviously hella authoritarian and b) surrounding himself with anti-Black, anti-Muslim, anti-Queer, and anti-LGBT councilors.
We are, in short, non-people to them, barely worth considering.
So again. Are you okay?
I'm asking that again because one of the strongest acts of resistance we can offer is to love ourselves, and self-love is a prerequisite to any meaningful movement forward. If we do not care for ourselves, and do the things that make and keep us healthy, if we give into despair or nihilism, if we decide that we have no hope, no future, and that coming to terms with who and what we are is pointless—well, then they've won right out of the gate.
I'm going to level with you: I'm afraid. It's incredibly not hard to imagine Trumpism—antidemocratic, authoritarian, patriarchal Trumpism, which has no respect for the spirit of the law—overriding every single legal gain we've made in the last decades. It is a small step from arresting trans women in ladies’ rooms in Dearborn to raiding gay communities in Austin. It will not be hard for them to make our lives difficult and they already clearly have the motive. We're very much witnessing a political revolution that will reverberate in one form or another for decades, if not another century.
He also planned on graduating from Seminary and going to Rome. Below (archive) he seemed to have thought that school was a way out of his hellhole. According to this post, he wanted to go to Fordham, but at one point had a .8 GPA. He ended up going to Seton Hall and then dropping out.
Why? So you can drop that like you did Seminary?
Brian's ultra low GPA isn't surprising once you look through his social media. He has a clear lack of understanding of how laws work.
Yeah, Brian should definitely not own a gun.
Here he is getting married
But he couldn't even follow through with that
And here is some Trump salt from Facebook to close with
Thanks to @zedkissed60 for the extensive research on this idiot.
^he gets people to dox his family here
^he gets people to dox his family here