A new Graphic History book written by Laura Locker and illustrated by myself, out through ICON books on the 6th of September 2018. Pre-order from your favourite bookshop/Amazon if you’re so inclined. More info here.
Queer: A Graphic History is a groundbreaking non-fiction comic book that tells the histories of queer thought and activism. At its heart are questions and ideas relevant to everybody, such as whether we have fixed identities, understanding gender as a performance, and challenging binaries such as gay/straight or nature/nurture.
Bringing together pop-culture, activism and academic theory, Queer: A Graphic History explores the various ways in which people have wrestled with issues of sexual identity and behaviour, from studies like Alfred Kinsey’s view of sexuality as a spectrum, to Johnson and Masters’ research into sexual response. It also explores queer moments or directions in everything from Sherlock Holmes to Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz.
The third issue of Miller and Scheele’s twisting musical Sci-Fi seriesMetroland turns it’s attention to Kevin, the fixer, bodyguard and roadie of the band Electric Dreams.
Kevin starts to investigate the disappearance of Jessica Hill and his discoveries take him to the mysterious record company, Skywalker Recordings, home of many of the greatest artists in the history of popular music.
Meanwhile, Kathy lets the Five Years Cult in on her ability to see visions of the future and Stardust’s life takes a further turn for the worse.
All this, plus a brilliant new extra Metroland strip about a neverending party, written and drawn by exciting new comics talent, Bethan Mure.