Thursday, July 25, 2019

Transgender Confidential 3: The Exchange Student by Shadoman (comics transgender femdom)

Continuing our summer holiday indulgences, Shadoman is back with an all-new helping of illustrated delights, once again courtesy of Amazing Transformation Comics.

If you are new to the illustrated delights of Shadoman, his TransGender Confidential series is comprised of standalone stories, each with its own characters, but connected by similar themes and fetishes. The Exchange Student is the third such story, but you do not need to have read any of the others, so feel free to slip into its glorious wealth of 200 pages!

This is the story of a young man named Ashley who grew up in a very Christian family, but who never felt like he quite fit in. When his parents agree to his choice of rewards should he graduate with straight A's, he takes the opportunity to get away from their overbearing control by studying abroad as an exchange student. When he arrives in France to meet his tutor, he discovers that she is as young and beautiful as she is smart, and that he will be homeschooled . . . on her massive estate.

Ellie turns out to be far more than just a tutor, first taking the young man's virginity, and the slowly unveiling the truth about why he never quite fit in. Already aware of Ashley's fascination with women's fashion, Ellie begins experimenting with lingerie, noticing how stockings and corsets leave him far more aroused than naked flesh. There seems to be quite a leap from revealing his lingerie fetish to introducing the idea of a permanent gender change, but it is all part of his awakening.

Post-transformation, the new Ashley finds herself in permanent chastity as the submissive lover of Ellie. There is a power exchange there, but it is subtle, without the visual trappings of whips and chains and gags and collars. The introduction of a man changes things considerably, awakening new feelings and desires . . . and opening their relationship to those erotically inventive mechanisms of pain and pleasure that Shadoman does so well.

While The Exchange Student is as beautiful to read and admire as any of Shadoman's comics, there are some lovely flourishes here that really caught my eye. Some are very minor, like the blurred spokes of a moving wheel or the subtle lip movement of a spreading smile. Others are more noticeable, like the way he has incorporated real photos of landmarks and buildings to give some of the exterior backgrounds a photo-realistic feel. The characters all look, dress, and move beautifully, and the dialogue is clean and crisp, making for an easy read.

This is a slow-progression kind of story, with a lot of character building, which is precisely what I love to indulge in when reading. I might have liked a little gender exploration before Ashley's transformation, and I was left with some questions as to the parents, but all-in-all this was another fabulous comic from one of my fave artists.

Shadoman is a CG artist who enjoys telling stories through 3D comic art. Originally from the Mid-west, he now resides in Southern California. He is a Viet-Nam vet in his mid-60’s, married to a wonderful gal who is also his best friend and text editor. A film buff with an extensive library, it was his passion for film as a young teen that was his vehicle to escape and expand his own creative mind and become a storyteller.

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