'Blue is the Warmest Color' by Julie Maroh

The long-awaited English translation of Blue is the Warmest , originally published in French as Le bleu est une couleur chaude, is a deeply compelling story, in large part due to its thorough exploration and attention to character…. read more

Queer Cartoonists On The Loose

We know what you’re all thinking, and no, this is not a fabulous Levi’s ad from the early 90s–it is actually a really fantastic moment in comic book history. And as we continue our celebration of the comic book medium, we must pause and appreciate this landmark occasion:… read more

Queering 'The Simpsons', David Rakoff’s Last Deadline, and Old Growth Northwest's Gay Romance Conference

How ‘The Simpsons’ Gayed Up America: A Visual Queerstory  In Behind the Gay Jokes: Homosexuality in The Simpsons, author Erwin In het Panhuis examines queerness in the long-running cartoon series The Simpsons, identifying 70 LGBT characters and 490 gay-themed scenes along the way. Through its common treatment of homosexuality, In het Panhuis argues, The Simpson contrasts more hostile views of… read more