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presented by Douglas Davey for OOTS 2008 Queer Comix

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presented by Douglas Davey

for OOTS

2008

Queer Comix

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What are comics?

• Print Material

Comics Not Comics

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• Visual storytelling

Tells a story with pictures

What are comics?

Tells a story with pictures

Jean-Paul Marat was a leading figure in the French Revolution. He was assassinated in his bath by Charlotte Corday.

Tells a story

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• Sequential storytelling

Sequential Non-Sequential

What are comics?

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• Common graphic conventions

Panels

What are comics?

Outlines Speech balloons

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History of Queer Comics

• Ancient depictions

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History of Queer Comics

• Progression of Queer Comics:

Underground > Indies / Imprints > Mainstream

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Tom of Finland

• Touko Laaksonen b. 1920, Finland

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Howard Cruse

• Founding editor of Gay Comix (1979)

• Wendel in Advocate

• Stuck Rubber Baby

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Howard Cruse

• Gay Comix

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Howard Cruse

• Wendel in Advocate (c. 1980’s)

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Howard Cruse

• Stuck Rubber Baby (1995)

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Los Bros Hernandez

• Gilberto Hernandez b. 1957

• Jaime Hernandez b. 1959

• Love and Rockets (1980s)

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Los Bros Hernandez

Locas by Jaime Palomar by Gilberto

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Los Bros Hernandez

Hopey and Maggie

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Alison Bechdel

• b. 1960

• Dykes to Watch Out For (late 1980s +)

• Fun Home

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Alison Bechdel

• Dykes to Watch Out For

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Alison Bechdel

• Fun Home (2006)

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Matt Groening

• b. 1954

• Life in Hell (1980’s)

• Akbar and Jeff

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Diane DiMassa

• b. 1959

• Hothead Paisan “Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist”

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Judd Winick

• b. 1970

• Cast member on MTV’s The Real World

• Pedro and Me

• Green Lantern: Hate Crime

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Judd Winick

• Pedro and Me (2000) ~ Pedro Zamora

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Judd Winick

• Green Lantern: Hate Crime (2001)

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Shonen-Ai - Boys Love (BL)- Bishonen Yaoi

• Boys Love / Yaoi

• Gei Comi / Yuri

Manga

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Mariko Tamaki

• Skim (2008)

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Gay Superheroes!

• Northstar (first app. 1979)

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Queer Superheroes!

• The Watchmen by Alan Moore

Silhouette, Captain Metropolis, Hooded Justice

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Queer Superheroes!

• Apollo and Midnighter (The Authority)

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Queer Superheroes!

• Also from the pages of the X-Men

Karma Anole Destiny Mystique

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• The Advocate, Nov. 2008

Queer Superheroes!

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Questions?