Sunday, April 20, 2014

Queer Comics News Roundup

Hey look, there's a queer character on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.! Oh wait, never mind...

Oni Press dropped their office and packaging supply company because it supports an anti-marriage equality organization. Now, go buy more copies of Whiteout to say thanks.

Young Avengers, volume 2, by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Mike Norton, and Matthew Wilson won Outstanding Comic Book at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Bohemians, a graphic history of the Bohemian movement and its key figures (several of whom were queer), was released this week.

Queers & Comics, an LGBT cartoonists' conference has been announced for next year in New York. Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse will be the keynote speakers.

Bluewater Comics bios Freddie Mercury.

Fun Home musical coming to College of Charleston. 

The musical adaptation was a 2014 finalist for a Pulitzer Prize.

Burn the Orphanage (featuring a gay bear named Bear) is getting a follow up miniseries.

Summary of the WonderCon spotlight panel on Marjorie Liu (writer for the Northstar/Kyle marriage arc of Astonishing X-men).

Perhaps making up a little for the gay marriage mishegas last year, Batwoman will be taking on a custody case between Maggie Sawyer (the first out gay parent in a comic) and her ex-husband. 

Not sure if this is news.  Here's a story about a possible over reaction to gay content at a con in Australia.


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