Queer Comix presented by Douglas Davey for OOTS 2008
What are comics? <ul><li>Print Material </li></ul>Comics Not Comics
<ul><li>Visual storytelling </li></ul>What are comics? Tells a story with pictures Tells a story with pictures Jean-Paul M...
<ul><li>Sequential storytelling </li></ul>What are comics? Sequential Non-Sequential
<ul><li>Common graphic conventions </li></ul>What are comics? Panels Outlines Speech balloons
History of Queer Comics <ul><li>Ancient depictions </li></ul>
History of Queer Comics <ul><li>Progression of Queer Comics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Underground > Indies / Imprints > Mains...
Tom of Finland <ul><li>Touko Laaksonen b. 1920, Finland </li></ul>
Howard Cruse <ul><li>Founding editor of  Gay Comix ( 1979) </li></ul><ul><li>Wendel  in  Advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Stuck ...
Howard Cruse <ul><li>Gay Comix </li></ul>
Howard Cruse <ul><li>Wendel  in  Advocate  (c. 1980’s) </li></ul>
Howard Cruse <ul><li>Stuck Rubber Baby  (1995) </li></ul>
Los Bros Hernandez <ul><li>Gilberto Hernandez b. 1957 </li></ul><ul><li>Jaime Hernandez b. 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Love and...
Los Bros Hernandez Locas  by Jaime Palomar  by Gilberto
Los Bros Hernandez Hopey and Maggie
Alison Bechdel <ul><li>b. 1960 </li></ul><ul><li>Dykes to Watch Out For  (late 1980s +) </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Home </li></ul>
Alison Bechdel <ul><li>Dykes to Watch Out For </li></ul>
Alison Bechdel <ul><li>Fun Home  (2006) </li></ul>
Matt Groening <ul><li>b. 1954   </li></ul><ul><li>Life in Hell  (1980’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Akbar and Jeff </li></ul>
Diane DiMassa <ul><li>b. 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Hothead Paisan  “Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist” </li></ul>
Judd Winick <ul><li>b. 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Cast member on MTV’s  The Real World </li></ul><ul><li>Pedro and Me </li></u...
Judd Winick <ul><li>Pedro and Me  (2000) ~ Pedro Zamora </li></ul>
Judd Winick <ul><li>Green Lantern: Hate Crime  (2001) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Boys Love / Yaoi  </li></ul><ul><li>Gei Comi / Yuri </li></ul>Manga Shonen-Ai - Boys Love (BL)- Bishonen Yaoi
Mariko Tamaki <ul><li>Skim ( 2008) </li></ul>
Gay Superheroes! <ul><li>Northstar (first app. 1979) </li></ul>
Queer Superheroes! <ul><li>The Watchmen by Alan Moore </li></ul>Silhouette ,  Captain Metropolis,   Hooded Justice
Queer Superheroes! <ul><li>Apollo and Midnighter (The Authority) </li></ul>
Queer Superheroes! <ul><li>Also from the pages of the X-Men </li></ul>Karma Anole Destiny Mystique
<ul><li>The Advocate , Nov. 2008 </li></ul>Queer Superheroes!
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  • Queer Comix

    1. 1. Queer Comix presented by Douglas Davey for OOTS 2008
    2. 2. What are comics? <ul><li>Print Material </li></ul>Comics Not Comics
    3. 3. <ul><li>Visual storytelling </li></ul>What are comics? Tells a story with pictures 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
    4. 4. <ul><li>Sequential storytelling </li></ul>What are comics? Sequential Non-Sequential
    5. 5. <ul><li>Common graphic conventions </li></ul>What are comics? Panels Outlines Speech balloons
    6. 6. History of Queer Comics <ul><li>Ancient depictions </li></ul>
    7. 7. History of Queer Comics <ul><li>Progression of Queer Comics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Underground > Indies / Imprints > Mainstream </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Tom of Finland <ul><li>Touko Laaksonen b. 1920, Finland </li></ul>
    9. 9. Howard Cruse <ul><li>Founding editor of Gay Comix ( 1979) </li></ul><ul><li>Wendel in Advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Stuck Rubber Baby </li></ul>
    10. 10. Howard Cruse <ul><li>Gay Comix </li></ul>
    11. 11. Howard Cruse <ul><li>Wendel in Advocate (c. 1980’s) </li></ul>
    12. 12. Howard Cruse <ul><li>Stuck Rubber Baby (1995) </li></ul>
    13. 13. Los Bros Hernandez <ul><li>Gilberto Hernandez b. 1957 </li></ul><ul><li>Jaime Hernandez b. 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Love and Rockets (1980s) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Los Bros Hernandez Locas by Jaime Palomar by Gilberto
    15. 15. Los Bros Hernandez Hopey and Maggie
    16. 16. Alison Bechdel <ul><li>b. 1960 </li></ul><ul><li>Dykes to Watch Out For (late 1980s +) </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Home </li></ul>
    17. 17. Alison Bechdel <ul><li>Dykes to Watch Out For </li></ul>
    18. 18. Alison Bechdel <ul><li>Fun Home (2006) </li></ul>
    19. 19. Matt Groening <ul><li>b. 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>Life in Hell (1980’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Akbar and Jeff </li></ul>
    20. 20. Diane DiMassa <ul><li>b. 1959 </li></ul><ul><li>Hothead Paisan “Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist” </li></ul>
    21. 21. Judd Winick <ul><li>b. 1970 </li></ul><ul><li>Cast member on MTV’s The Real World </li></ul><ul><li>Pedro and Me </li></ul><ul><li>Green Lantern: Hate Crime </li></ul>
    22. 22. Judd Winick <ul><li>Pedro and Me (2000) ~ Pedro Zamora </li></ul>
    23. 23. Judd Winick <ul><li>Green Lantern: Hate Crime (2001) </li></ul>
    24. 24. <ul><li>Boys Love / Yaoi </li></ul><ul><li>Gei Comi / Yuri </li></ul>Manga Shonen-Ai - Boys Love (BL)- Bishonen Yaoi
    25. 25. Mariko Tamaki <ul><li>Skim ( 2008) </li></ul>
    26. 26. Gay Superheroes! <ul><li>Northstar (first app. 1979) </li></ul>
    27. 27. Queer Superheroes! <ul><li>The Watchmen by Alan Moore </li></ul>Silhouette , Captain Metropolis, Hooded Justice
    28. 28. Queer Superheroes! <ul><li>Apollo and Midnighter (The Authority) </li></ul>
    29. 29. Queer Superheroes! <ul><li>Also from the pages of the X-Men </li></ul>Karma Anole Destiny Mystique
    30. 30. <ul><li>The Advocate , Nov. 2008 </li></ul>Queer Superheroes!
    31. 31. Questions?

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