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.

BUTT posted a great interview with Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) today,...



BUTT posted a great interview with Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) today, entitled “JAPANESE AUTHOR OF BRUTAL SADOMASOCHISTIC COMICS IS ACTUALLY A BIG SOFTY.”

The interview was conducted last year with Anne Ishii when The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame was released, and features a hilarious cameo appearance by Chip Kidd’s confused housekeeper (whom, Anne adds, “…literally dropped her Windex bottle when I said in the guise of Tagame’s translator, ‘My dick was taped to my thigh and my partner slapped me with an old belt.’”).

The conversation delves into some really interesting subject matter, exploring Tagame's role in the power dynamics of his own work:

Tagame: As a writer, I am definitely the master, and I really enjoy writing because I want to be in the dom position when I’m composing stories. I also enjoy taking on the perspective of the slave who idealizes the perfect master.

Portrait taken by Georg Rohlfing in Berlin, April 2014.

BUTT posted a great interview with Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) today,...



BUTT posted a great interview with Gengoroh Tagame (田亀源五郎) today, entitled “JAPANESE AUTHOR OF BRUTAL SADOMASOCHISTIC COMICS IS ACTUALLY A BIG SOFTY.”

The interview was conducted last year with Anne Ishii when The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame was released, and features a hilarious cameo appearance by Chip Kidd’s confused housekeeper (whom, Anne adds, “…literally dropped her Windex bottle when I said in the guise of Tagame’s translator, ‘My dick was taped to my thigh and my partner slapped me with an old belt.’”).

The conversation delves into some really interesting subject matter, exploring Tagame's role in the power dynamics of his own work:

Tagame: As a writer, I am definitely the master, and I really enjoy writing because I want to be in the dom position when I’m composing stories. I also enjoy taking on the perspective of the slave who idealizes the perfect master.

Portrait taken by Georg Rohlfing in Berlin, April 2014.