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 House of Gay Art, 2015 Short documentary by Graham...



The House of Gay Art, 2015 
Short documentary by Graham Kolbeins

Last November, Gengoroh Tagame joined MASSIVE on a pilgrimage to The House of Gay Art. Tucked away in a quiet suburban neighborhood in Saitama Prefecture, the private museum is one of Japan’s only institutions devoted to preserving gay art. It’s a labor of love, run independently out of the home of the charming curator, and novelist Masahiro Ogizaki. The collection contains more than 150 original drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs, and an extensive archive of rare books and magazines.

The House of Gay Art, 2015 Short documentary by Graham...



The House of Gay Art, 2015 
Short documentary by Graham Kolbeins

Last November, Gengoroh Tagame joined MASSIVE on a pilgrimage to The House of Gay Art. Tucked away in a quiet suburban neighborhood in Saitama Prefecture, the private museum is one of Japan’s only institutions devoted to preserving gay art. It’s a labor of love, run independently out of the home of the charming curator, and novelist Masahiro Ogizaki. The collection contains more than 150 original drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs, and an extensive archive of rare books and magazines.

Modern Love: 20th Century Japanese Erotic Art is the third in a...





















Modern Love: 20th Century Japanese Erotic Art is the third in a trilogy of exhibitions by the Honolulu Museum of Art exploring Japanese erotic art from shunga woodblock prints of the Edo period to contemporary manga. Modern Love features some of the most impactful erotic images of the 20th Century, including the rope bound kinbaku photography of Nobuyoshi Araki, modern woodblock prints by Masami Teraoka, and manga by many of my personal favorites: Moyoco Anno, ero guro master Suehiro Maruo, BL visionary Est Em, and of course, Gengoroh Tagame. The exhibition also wisely includes some beautiful lesbian-themed yuri manga by Jin Takemiya and Kiriko Nananan. 

Modern Love is open through March 15, 2015 at the Honolulu Museum of Art.