Be Gay, Do Comics (Paperback)
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The dream of a queer separatist town. The life of a gay and Jewish Nazi-fighter. A gender reveal party that tears apart reality. These are the just some of the comics you'll find in this massive queer comics anthology from The Nib.
Be Gay, Do Comics is filled with dozens of comics about LGBTQIA experiences, ranging from personal stories to queer history to cutting satire about pronoun panic and brands desperate to co-opt pride. Brimming with resilience, inspiration, and humor, an incredible lineup of top indie cartoonists takes you from the American Revolution through Stonewall to today's fights for equality and representation.
Featuring more than 30 cartoonists including Hazel Newlevant, Joey Alison Sayers, Maia Kobabe, Matt Lubchansky, Breena Nuñez, Sasha Velour, Shing Yin Khor, Levi Hastings, Mady G, Bianca Xunise, Kazimir Lee, and many, many more!
About the Author
Matt Bors is a cartoonist and editor based in Portland, OR. His work regularly appears in The Nation, In These Times, and Daily Kos. He was a 2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for his political cartoons and in 2013 founded The Nib. His latest book is We Should Improve Society Somewhat.
Winner of the 2020 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology!
"This celebration of queer voices in comics is a must for all libraries." —School Library Journal (Starred review)
"An utterly delightful and expansive collection of queer voices and truths." —Kirkus Reviews (Starred review)
"There is a lot to love about the new queer anthology Be Gay, Do Comics. Be Gay, Do Comics winningly weaves humorous cartoons with deeply personal short-form comics and historical comic strips to offer an entertaining and informative read... Such unvarnished queer truth is refreshing and affirming." —The Advocate
"This is an overall invigorating sampler of the current queer cartooning scene and a celebration of the sheer breadth and diversity of experiences it reflects." —Publishers Weekly
"The art is great and as widely varied as the stories themselves." —Book Riot
"A powerfully emotional read – from laugh-out-loud single page gag comics poking fun at the ludicrous concept of gender reveal parties, to harrowing gay histories. Read Levi Hastings and Dorian Alexander’s biographical The Life of Gad Beck: Gay. Jewish. Nazi Fighter and just try to hold back the tears, the sense of fear, the rush of pride." —Gayming Mag
"Hilarious, poignant, and enlightening, it offers a nuanced look at queer history—one that starts far earlier than the Stonewall riots—and intimate perspectives from cartoonists grappling with identity." —School Library Journal, Best Graphic Novels of 2020