The Queers, a horror zine by Jenny Lin

The Queers is a haunted airbnb story set in Venice. Pairing moody, monochromatic watercolour images with an austere text, the story is a take on queer Gothic horror fiction. If in this genre in the past queerness is suggested through an atmosphere of horror but unstated, in "The Queers," by contrast, queerness is overt, named and repeated, while the horror and hauntedness of its setting is only suggested and imagined.


Jenny Lin's "The Bathroom Problem"

Jenny Lin recently made a new artist's book called The Bathroom Problem. It's a diorama/tunnel book created for The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History's "Queer Book Dioramas" show, in New York. 

Jenny says, "Peer through the glasses and share a first-person vantage point in my reading of Jack Halberstam's Female Masculinity. This book, among others that I read when I came out in 2000 / 2001, helped bring the words 'queer,' 'lesbian' and the phrase 'gender deviant' to my awareness in a way that I felt I personally identified with. I wonder how many others might have recognized themselves for the first time while reading this book."

Tunnel book: inkjet print on paper, bookboard. Edition of 30 books.

More about the book here.


Newish titles: The Brazil Series

This post is long overdue! During the summer, Eloisa Aquino was busy writing and drawing three new zines for the Vancouver show "Queering the International."

The zines all are about a queer Brazilian topic.

Madame Sat√£ tells the story of the legendary hustler and performer of Rio de Janeiro in the 1930s and 1940s.

Pajub√° talks about the secret language of Brazilian transgender folk travestis.

Brazilian Singers (from the series The Life & Times of Butch Dykes) humorously introduces several queer Brazilian musicians.

All the zines are now available in B&D's Etsy bookstore and soon in the bookstores that carry our stuff.


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