Photos from the SuperQueeroes queer comics exhibition at the...



















Photos from the SuperQueeroes queer comics exhibition at the Schwules Museum in Berlin! 

The exhibition features queer comics from all over the world, including a number of LGBTI artists from Japan. It’s so exciting to see some of our MASSIVE products, and works by Gengoroh Tagame, Jiraiya, and lesbian mangaka Nakamura Ching given the museum treatment. They even have original copies of the seminal Japanese magazines Fuzoku Kitan (1960s) and Bara Komi (1986) on display! 

All off this is presented alongside the works of artists like Tom of Finland, Alison Bechdel, Ralf König, and dozens more influential queer comics artists from all around the world. It makes me happy to see not only gay manga, but queer comics in general treated with reverence and respect within a museum. The show is open until June 26th, 2016, so go check it out if you have the chance! 

Photos via Seikai Shinbun.

Photos from the SuperQueeroes queer comics exhibition at the...



















Photos from the SuperQueeroes queer comics exhibition at the Schwules Museum in Berlin! 

The exhibition features queer comics from all over the world, including a number of LGBTI artists from Japan. It’s so exciting to see some of our MASSIVE products, and works by Gengoroh Tagame, Jiraiya, and lesbian mangaka Nakamura Ching given the museum treatment. They even have original copies of the seminal Japanese magazines Fuzoku Kitan (1960s) and Bara Komi (1986) on display! 

All off this is presented alongside the works of artists like Tom of Finland, Alison Bechdel, Ralf König, and dozens more influential queer comics artists from all around the world. It makes me happy to see not only gay manga, but queer comics in general treated with reverence and respect within a museum. The show is open until June 26th, 2016, so go check it out if you have the chance! 

Photos via Seikai Shinbun.

“The Chase,” 1986 Manga by Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) This early...









“The Chase,” 1986
Manga by Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎)

This early work by Gengoroh Tagame was published in Bara-Komi, a special issue of Barazoku and the first magazine devoted entirely to gay manga. Barazoku editor Bungaku Ito printed the work without Tagame’s knowledge, under the name “Gen Yagihara.” Tagame was 19 years old, and had just returned from a trip to Europe where he’d seen the work of American comic artist Bill Ward for the first time. This manga is heavily influenced by Ward’s aesthetic.

“The Chase,” 1986 Manga by Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) This early...









“The Chase,” 1986
Manga by Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎)

This early work by Gengoroh Tagame was published in Bara-Komi, a special issue of Barazoku and the first magazine devoted entirely to gay manga. Barazoku editor Bungaku Ito printed the work without Tagame’s knowledge, under the name “Gen Yagihara.” Tagame was 19 years old, and had just returned from a trip to Europe where he’d seen the work of American comic artist Bill Ward for the first time. This manga is heavily influenced by Ward’s aesthetic.