Boston Marriages! Girls Gone Wild Colonial Jamestown! Forbidden Love! Whatever! I’m not a historian!
Elvis of Homos in Herstory etc. and I are putting together a collection of comics about queer history! You may have seen the call here before, but now it’s in technicolor, with an extended deadline, and we are really really serious.
SEND US YOUR THINGS! Email me if you have those things, or questions. (sassyfrasscircus at gmail dot com)
Maybe those [comics and queer history] seem unrelated, but in many ways comics are the perfect medium for exploring history…you can delve into the past and walk through each little panel into an imagined world, where reality and our historical imaginations coincide on the page.
In recent history, queer lives have been typically pushed to the margins of existence…but the nature of “transgressions” of gender/sexuality norms has changed radically even in the past 100 years, and definitely throughout different cultures.
Anyhow! If you make comics about queer themes or folks from history (we’ll interpret that broadly, as “not-contemporary”), please send ‘em our way or get in touch!