Friday, February 26, 2010
SB: Vampire Cowboys isn't an explicitly LGBT/Queer theatre company, but Soul Samurai featured a lesbian protagonist. Were you expecting a GLAAD nomination?
Qui: No, we had no idea that we would be nominated for a GLAAD award at all. You have to invite GLAAD nominators to be nominated, but a lot of nominators also tend to be reviewers as well. So I think our press agent invited GLAAD nominators to review our show and then, I'm just assuming, that they invited other people and that's how we ended up getting the nomination... which was astounding. But, no, we weren't expecting it at all.
Monday, February 22, 2010
What an awesome day in the life of Queer comics! Don't know which titles will be featuring homos in spandex? Well here's the (extensive, though not necessarily complete) list!
Midnighter isn't gone, he just changed teams!!! (To the Wildcats. He's still a queer-mo.) I was pissed when, post-World's End, Midnight was booted from The Authority, but it's not that he was dropped as a character, he was just traded to the Wildcats because his beau is still extra-terrrestrial atm! Sorry for any slandering I've done, Wildstorm! Now pleeeeease rescue Apollo, okay?
Just like the cover promises, it's pansexual Shatterstar versus Top Ten Villain Doctor Doom! With M and the Thing! Can this get better? What's that, Valeria Richards is in this issue??? Oh DAAAAAAAAAAAANG this is gonna be good! (Plus maybe will get some more answers about Layla's involvement in all this!)
Batman and Robin #9
The final issue in the three part Batwoman crossover! Kathy Kane is gonna rise again, thanks to the Lazarus pit buried in the rubble that crushed her to death, but will she be the same Batwoman we've come to know and love, or something more twisted, more feral, more insane, and more awesome?
Nation X #3
ANOLE ISSUE!!!!! With Danger and Armor!!! This issue is a must-have for fans of the green-spiked lizard-boy and for anyone who loves short, fast, self-contained, good stories. These tie-ins are fast becoming my favourite X-title thanks to their diverse cast of characters and diverse-er creative crews!
Dark Wolverine #83
Seige! Killing Osbourne! Achieving his destiny as a villain! I think all of these things are in this issue, plus a bisexual sociopath. Who needs okcupid when this title exists???
Wonder Woman #41
Part Two of the Crows storyline finds Wonder Woman fighting Power Girl and every sane person in the world buying this book. Punching, cleavage, and knocking down buildings. The only thing that could make it more perfect is if it were written by Gail Simone. Oh, wait!
Gotham City Sirens #9
The Riddler's back this week, making this issue the most "Questioning" title in all of comic-dom. Are any of these characters still queer?
Obsidian's name was in this week's solicits, meaning that Bill hasn't forgotten about him, and hopefully meaning that we'll get some rescuing action ASAP! But I think Obby is still an egg, atm...
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Scarlet Betch is back at it again. Jason and Anthony dish about the latest in queer comic book news. Uncanny X-men and its "invisible" strippers, the newest DC animated feature, Blackest Night shenanigans and much much more!
Featured music for this week is "Travelin' Shoes" by Winnipeg folk band, The Duhks
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Featured music for this week is "Dog Days are Over" by Florence + the Machine.
Friday, February 12, 2010
You'll be able to spot her in the banner with the other rotating betches. Thanks for participating guys!
I like costume parties but hate cosplay. What box do I check off for that? "What's the difference?" I hear you asking, because the medications I take don't help with the voices. It all boils down to activities, really. One involves the prospect of drinking, dancing, a bad movie, and perhaps, if you're lucky, embarrassing photos of your friends that cost them their jobs. The other involves alternating your time between sitting in a conference room and lurking about the vendors tables debating whether it's really worth going without lunch for a week to buy a 9th Doctor action figure (protip: The answer is always NO). This is not to suggest that I hate cosplayers. Nay, much of the enjoyment I derive from comic conventions is the parade of fortunately-figured women (and men, not gonna lie) clad in corsets and domino masks. Someone's gotta do it, and it's not going to be me. I don't have the body type to cosplay. At 6' and 250 pounds, I am about a foot taller and 200 pounds heavier than most female tagonists, both pro and an. The emphasis and value placed on "authenticity" and "realistic representation" doesn't leave much room for original concepts. Ultimately, that is what has won me over about costume parties. No points are deducted for just showing up in a cape and a helmet fashioned from a toaster, although your roommate is going to be pissed when he wakes up the next day and wants to make a bagel.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Mental illness is a fucking time sink, yo. One day you're wondering whether you'd rather be eaten by a grue or crushed to death by a building-sized tetris piece, and before you know it two weeks have passed, your friends are asking where the hell you've been and all your Pokemon have names like “ThereIsNoGod” and “EndInTears”. On a scale of 1 to Ted Kaczynski, I'm a solid Wilford Brimley.
Pity me not, my lovelies, for while I was on holiday at Insanity Island, I had some time to pursue a creative venture. My best gay and I are working on a sprite comic (a webcomic consisting of photoshopped screenshots of video games with juxtaposed dialog and scenarios, ala 8 Bit Theater), and after much IKEA chocolate and Street Fighter II, we have a week's worth of scripts being rendered and edited.
Video games are a frequent topic of discussion in my therapy sessions. It's one of the few hobbies/pasttimes/addictions that I have absolutely no hard feelings or bad memories associated with. My dad never made me play Excitebike against my will, and while coming out as trans drastically altered the relationships I have with my friends and siblings, it hasn't affected our ability to get five stars on Rush's “The Trees”. I don't equate video games with any sort of loss, except perhaps that one time I made it to the finals of a Smash Brothers tournament but lost because the other three players were friends and ganged up on me (this is why you need items in tournaments, lame-os). I try to put my love of video games to use in my art and writing, and if the day ever comes for me to date again, I want someone who can appreciate my love of classic games with me, or who won't bitch about me to her friends when about my gaming while I'm in earshot.