LGBTQ* Thrifting — Moderator Style
Ruth Elizabeth and I spent most of the day thrifting, which in our world includes a lot of book/used book stores. The above photo was today’s finds (totaling under $21 for nine books).
Perk to living near DC? LGBTQ* used books are much easier to find. Additional perk? KNOWhomo updates in the very near future.
Keep On, Keeping On!
Books, Top to Bottom
LGBTQ* Comics and Authors You Might Like
Alison Bechdel “Dykes to Watch Out For”
LGBTQ* Online Comics You May Have Missed
LGBTQ* History You Might Have Missed
Trans* Religious History 101
(Catharina Margaretha) Linck - FTM Transgender Person, executed for sodomy in Prussia in 1721
Above Graphics from Words Without Borders
A selection of art from the biography of Catharina Margaretha Linck
by Elke R. Steiner
Translated by Edna McCown
At this time the KNOWhomo team is digging deeper into the story of Linck. There have been too many opposing stories to share any accurate information at this time. We wanted to share the graphics above and start a conversation about how we research and compile information for our posts. If you have more information on Linck, please pass it our way.
Keep On, Keeping On!
LGBTQ* Comic Artists You May Be Interested In
Erika Moen - artist/writer
Some of Erika’s illustrations/dialogue is NSFW. Please be advised. Also, some of Tumblr has been really harsh about Erika’s marriage to a cisman and her views of queer politics. If you would like to hear some responses to Erika’s work within the comic industry and her feelings about sexuality as it evolves, I highly recommend watching her visit to Yale video below.
Some of Erika’s Work:
LGBTQ* Tumblrs You Should KNOW
Adventures In Gay follows at mid-twenty something as he comes out, while living in NYC and working towards a career in animation.
Some of the comics are NSFW
LGBTQ* Graphic Novels to Keep on Your Radar
(AKA, LGBTQ* graphic novels the KNOWhomo team is currently reading)
TRANSPOSES by Dylan Edwards
"Transposes will teach you something about what it means to have a body and to feel desire. About what it means, in short, to be human." - Alison Bechdel From the foreword by the New York Times bestselling author of FUN HOME and ARE YOU MY MOTHER
TRANSPOSES separates gender from sexuality and illustrates six fascinating true stories of transgender men who also happen to be queer. The result is a laugh-out-loud, funny, heartbreaking, challenging, inventive, informative, and invites the reader to explore what truly makes a man a man.
Interested? Read some of the first pages HERE.
Note from Rebecca:
I ordered TRANSPOSES after running into it time and time again online. (I am an avid comic book and graphic novel reader.) I ordered it from NORTHWEST PRESS and had it in my hands within 2-3 days (at regular shipping price). If you are unfamiliar with NORTHWEST PRESS and enjoy queer graphic expression and fiction, I highly recommend spending some time on their site.
LGBTQ* Web Comics You (Should) Know
Tripping Over You by Suzanna
LGBTQ* Online Comics You May Want To Know About
GIRLS WITH SLINGSHOTS by Danielle Corsetta
(following from WEBISTE)
She started writing Hazelnuts in high school, the precursor to Girls With Slingshots (unbeknownst to her at the time), and ran a comic about super-slacker college kids called Ramblers in the student paper at Shepherd College (as well as popimage.com).
In October of 2004, she began Girls With Slingshots, and a couple of years later she was doing the strip full-time. It’s now updated 5 times a week at some god-awful hour.
In addition to GWS, Danielle wrote and drew The New Adventures of Bat Boy for the Weekly World News, taking the reins from Bat Boy’s kind & talented former creator Peter Bagge.
Danielle lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia in a 230-year-old house with her two cats, Smudge and Ellie (aka Fluffy and Sprinkles) and her 9-year-old goldfish Goldie. She loves sipping tea, going for hikes, and eating local foods, because she is a filthy filthy hippie.
What’s your favorite queer*/LGBTQ* book/novel/graphic novel/comic/film?
What would you recommend that I check out/read/watch this Holiday break?
BOOKS, Books Everywhere, and Finding a Queer* One for Me!
Are you going home for the Holidays? Do you finally have time to read things for pleasure again? Are you trying to come out to your friends and would like some help?
**Ok, to explain, I kept showing up to Feminist Theory (while I was in undergrad) with different Lesbian/Queer* texts until my adviser finally asked me if I needed to talk. I am the person who used book jackets to start conversations.
Back to the books!
Keep On, Keeping On!
(Some of my personal collection shown above. If you’d like any information on any of those texts, please let me know.)
LGBTQ* Deviant Artist You Should Know
creator of The Traveling Twinks! and (one panel of) Leaping Lesbians! - Your Illustrated Gay/Lesbian Homo Historians
LGBTQ* Authors, Illustrators, and Writers You Should Know
(following text and above photo from Out 100’s list)
Photography by M. Sharkey
While many know Bechdel for her stripDykes to Watch Out For, the cartoonist has turned to autobiographical territory in her latest projects and received even more mainstream attention in the process. Following her 2006 graphic memoir, Fun Home, about her father, this year she published Are You My Mother? Subtitled A Comic Drama, it weaves in psychoanalysis to interpret dreams and Bechdel’s relationship with her mom.
Photographed at Sun Studios in New York City on October 1, 2012
LGBTQ* Random Facts About
Thems & Characters in Comics and Graphic Novels
(Graphic and Info from Tres Sugar)
Did You Know?
The Comics Code Authority (CCA) censored and removed all LGBT themes in comics until 1989?
DC Comics released a statement in the 1950s announcing that Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson (Robin) were NOT homosexuals after numerous complaints and speculation?
In 1966, after Smurfette was introduced to The Smurfs franchise, rumors spread that her creation was to settle debate about the Smurfs being a village of gay characters?
Gay Comix (shown above) was a semi-autobiographical comic published from 1980-1998 featuring queer* artists and writers?
DC reintroduced Kate Kane (Batwoman), as a Jewish lesbian, in 2006?
In 1993, Lynn Jonston received hate mail and death threats after her character Lawrence Poirier came out in her comic strip For Better or For Worse? She went on to win a Pulitzer Prize that year.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (photo above) comics featured the lesbian relationships of Willow, Tara and Kennedy. The comics also featured same-sex sexual experiences of their leading lady, Buffy. After her one-night stand (which occurred twice), writers called Buffy’s actions experimentation, not coming out.
Northstar married longtime partner Kyle in Astonishing X-Men #51 in 2012. (pictured above)
LGBTQ* Comic and Graphic Illustrations You May Have Missed
from: Kate or Die