Queer Visibility articles

Queer Visibility Interview: Schenkel and Boucher on Asexual Representation in MOONLIGHTERS

Queer Visibility Interview: Schenkel and Boucher on Asexual Representation in MOONLIGHTERS

The last few weeks, Comicosity has been featuring a number of new Queer Visibility interviews focusing on #ownvoices in the LGBTA community, with chats with creators focused on non-binary, queer, and bisexual representations. Today, we’re talking with writer Katie Schenkel and editor JD Boucher about today’s issue of Moonlighters — a book already featuring bisexual,

Queer Visibility Interview: Elizabeth Beier Launches THE BIG BOOK OF BISEXUAL TRIALS AND ERRORS

Elizabeth Beier’s graphic memoir, The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors, is a bold story of personal and sexual exploration in more ways than one. Starting from a break-up of a long term relationship, the narrative navigates the growing pains of discovering and accepting the various facets of identity. Through a landscape of bars,

Queer Visibility Interview: Creating a Monster with WAYWARD SISTERS

As Halloween fast approaches you might be searching for a something within the fine medium of comics to help you embrace and celebrate your own monstrosity. Well dear reader, you need look no further than Wayward Sisters: An Anthology of Monstrous Women. Bringing together 37 women and gender non-conforming people, Wayward Sisters features 25 stories

Queer Visibility Interview: Jennifer Dugan Circles Round with CIRCADIA

Queer comics and webcomics are booming these days, and very few places are seeing the excitement of this growth like Kickstarter. In fact, creators like Jennifer Dugan have recognized something powerful in going directly to the source with their narratives — reaching out directly to the readers looking for representation. With her current (100% funded

Queer Visibility Interview: Andrew Wheeler Goes FREELANCE [Part 2]

Yesterday, we sat down with writer Andrew Wheeler to chat about the first volume of Freelance, Chapterhouse Books’ revitalization of Golden Age hero Lance Valiant. No stranger to analysis and criticism of queer representation himself, Wheeler continues in conversation with Senior Editor Matt Santori to chat about writing gay characters, introducing their sexuality on the

Queer Visibility Interview: Andrew Wheeler Goes FREELANCE [Part 1]

When someone mentions the Golden Age of comics to you, you probably think Superman, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, right? Alan Scott, Namor, Human Torch, Jay Garrick. But what about Lance Valiant? One of Canada’s earliest Golden Age heroes — and one whose absence from the comics scene has been protracted enough to return him

Queer Visibility Interview: Trungles Brings FAUNS AND FAIRIES to Life

After getting to chat with Meredith McClaren about her upcoming graphic novel Super Fun Sexy Times recently, I was left with an itch to find more creators to discuss sex and queer themes in comics from a positive, personal perspective digging into how their queerness impacts their work. Luckily, I was able to catch up

Out, Online, and Proud: 40 LGBTA Webcomics to Know and Love

We’ve talked about indie comics and what they are doing for the LGBTA community of fans… but what could be more independent than webcomics? Often the product of a single cartoonist, webcomics offer a unique opportunity to showcase the queer community in all its glory. With hundreds of possible comics out there, this list barely

Queer Visibility: It’s Time to Be a Better Ally

It’s been a year. One year since 49 largely queer, largely Latinx people were gunned down in what has been identified as the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. One year since I sat, watching reactions to the devastation that ripped into our community. Politician after politician offered their prayers, their condolences. So many

Queerer Than Ever: 30 MORE Indie Titles Doing Right by LGBTA Fans

There’s been a lot of talk about diversity lately in the comic book industry, and not all of it good. But while some publishers are still talking about substantial LGBTA inclusion, others are out there doing it. We’ve been here before, with 70 other books that are offering significant queer representation. It’s time to wrap

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