In honor of the upcoming Toronto Comic Arts Festival in Toronto Ontario, which is always a very queer comics friendly event, I’m going to do a big ole queer content YNN Report this week:
Check out the books of Shira Glassman, a queer Jewish feminist author, who has a fab-looking YA series collectively known as the Mangoverse, which are “f/f fairytales focusing on LGBTQA+ Jewish characters getting happy endings” and “found family.” I squeed when I saw this. Gon’ have to get me some. This is creator-owned work that’s worth supporting.
Kabi Nagata’s My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness will hit bookshelves on June 6. This is the first lesbian comic essay out of Japan to make it to the west, but if it sells well, I bet it won’t be the last.
Gengoroh Tagame, creator of My Brother’s Husband, which is available now from Pantheon Books, will be a guest at TCAF. He is a genuinely lovely man and his book is fantastic. I hope you’ll support it.
Small Favors, Collen Coover’s classic “girly porno” comic is getting the deluxe treatment with Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Comic Collection, which collects volumes one and two of Small Favors, the never-before-collected color special, behind-the-scenes materials, and a brand-new introduction.
The Tate Britain is holding an exhibition called Queer British Art 1861-1967. It’s not LGBTQ art per se, but it gives you a whole new perspective of well-known pieces and their creators. Here is Cheryl Morgan’s review of the show that provides some specifics.
Tokyo Rainbow Pride and Comitia were held this past week, and if Twitter was any indication, there was more Yuri than ever before at Comitia.
Toronto Comic Arts Festival – Guests include Tagame-sensei, the only out gay male mangaka working in mainstream comics in Japan right now, Colleen Coover, creator of Small Favors, Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda, creators of Monstress, Skim‘s Jillian Tamaki and many others. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 13-14
My schedule at TCAF is as follows: (Check the schedule for locations)
Friday I’ll be on a panel about Queer Comics in Libraries as part of TCAF’s Librarian and Educator Day. They know I’m not a public or K-12 librarian, but asked me anyway. ^_^;
Saturday I’ll be moderating:
11:00 Teamwork: Comics and Collaboration
Sunday I’ll be moderating:
2:45 Sweaty Pages: Comics and Erotics
4:00 Challenged Books
I’ll otherwise be wandering around visiting with folks and eating almost incessantly. I am literally booked for meals all weekend long. ^_^ Better go out for a long walk now. I hope to see you there!
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