Welcome to St. Hell (2022)


Lewis has a few things to say to his younger teen self. He knows she hates her body. He knows she’s confused about who to snog. He knows she’s really a he and will ultimately realize this… but she’s going to go through a whole lot of mess (some of it funny, some of it not funny at all) to get to that point. Lewis is trying to tell her this… but she’s refusing to listen.

In WELCOME TO ST. HELL, author-illustrator Lewis Hancox takes readers on the hilarious, heartbreaking, and healing path he took to make it past trauma, confusion, hurt, and dubious fashion choices in order to become the man he was meant to be. It’s a remarkable, groundbreaking graphic memoir from an unmistakably bold new voice in comics.

From: Scholastic

Notes on This Title

The main character of this graphic memoir is a trans man reflecting on his life as a teenager. The supporting cast of the first volume contains lesbian and bi girl characters.

The supporting cast of the second volume includes additional queer female characters, as well as some trans women.


2023 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Memoir - Nominee


“An honest and personal journey through a trans youth.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

“Earnest, sincere, and at times heart-wrenching, Hancox’s account of a youth spent knowing who he was but unable to express it is affecting.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)


LCR Pride Foundation: “Chat With: Lewis Hancox, Author, Illustrator & Film-maker

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