What do you do when you are born as one gender, but feel yourself to be another? Gender dysphoria affects thousands of people worldwide, but has been ignored or ridiculed in our culture. With this graphic novel, Corey Maison boldly shares her story of transitioning, so that other kids with gender dysphoria and related conditions will no longer feel so isolated, hopeless, or lost.
After arriving at Tedd's house, Ashley was introduced to the participants (including Grace and Justin, whom she had never met before) in the basement. She had trouble recognizing Nanase, whose hair had changed since they last met. Ashley became highly inquisitive about the hair transformation; when Nanase pointed this out to her, she became unnerved. This, however, allowed Nanase, Justin, and Tedd to provide exposition on the "mysterious hair and eye colors" frequently seen in the comic's universe.
Ashley's hair color is less established than other supporting characters. She first appeared when the comic was in grayscale, and was in color in several sketchbooks, the first being EGS Sketchbook Comic for 2013-11-10, but her only canon color appearance is in a "flashback panel" in Squirrel Prophet so it's easy to miss. However, the flashback panel is from the perspective of a character (Ellen) who wasn't there for the original event (she heard it from Elliot) and the dress Ashley wears is a different color (green at the top instead of purple) than in the original colorized version. Therefore, there are several possible interpretations of the canon color panel Ashley appears in that would leave it open to being retconned: Elliot may have described Ashley's appearance wrongly, Elliot may have not mentioned the color of Ashley's hair or dress, or maybe Ellen could have misremembered Elliot's description. On the other hand, given how many strips she's had green hair (over a dozen) and how prominent it is (she's on the Patreon banner in color), a retcon, beyond something like her having dyed her hair all this time like Susan, is unlikely at this point.
If the main story comics have another stint in color and Ashley is in those strips, and Ashley's hair color is not dark green in those strips, Dan may make it dark brown since he has drawn 3 comics featuring Ashley at least starting off with dark brown hair: a single image strip, a milestone comic, and a pinup sequence. 2b1af7f3a8