Here you can find a list of all B&D Press publications.

The Life and Times of Butch Dykes series, by Eloisa Aquino:

The zines tell the real stories of women who challenged stale notions of gender and sexuality through their lives and work. They were and are brave people who tried to be authentic to what they perceived as their true identity.

After The Life and Times of Butch Dykes won the Best English Zine award in Montreal’s Expozine, B&D Press was invited to show at the New York Book Fair in 2010. The author Eloisa Aquino was also nominated for the Printed Matter’s Awards for Artists in 2010.

Praise for the series:
“It has everything a zine should have: a good story, a nice hand-made cover, not to mention an important subversive history lesson.” - Expozine Montreal

Read one of them online here.

Chavela Vargas – The romantic singer lived life to the fullest and defied cultural and gender taboos in Mexico. Online here.

 Gladys Bentley – A jazz musician of the crazy Harlem Renaissance in 1920s America redefines women’s roles.

JD Samson – The gender bender rock/dance star mixes good times and politics.

Claude Cahun – Photographer, political activist, writer, performer, the French artist is in many ways still an enigma.

Gertrude Stein – The avant-garde writer was a well of contradictions and her immense influence is felt to this day.

Martina Navratilova – The tennis star broke many new grounds on sport, but her achievements for the gay movement are also impressive.

Jenny Shimizu – First and only Asian American openly gay super model – and very butch on top of that.

Judith Butler – The philosopher and public intellectual would probably laugh at being called a "butch dyke" after spending her life fighting rigid gender definitions.

Audre Lorde – Poet, teacher, warrior, lesbian, mother: Audre Lorde had many self-definitions, and her life and work reflected the passion of her convictions.

Brazilian Singers – This divas and rockers of several generations of Brazilian female singers are mysteriously overwhelmingly lesbians. But why? And is this even true?

Gloria Anzaldúa – The poet, theorist, and teacher was a pioneer in Chicano feminism and an experimentalist who created unique and new ways to express "borderland" ideas.

Filmmakers – There are, and there have been throughout cinema history, lesbians out there making movies, from commercial to experimental, and their stories are often erased. Well, not anymore.

16 pages in black-and-white laser-printed interiors
Colour laser-printed cover
4 inches x 5 inches
Retail price: $6.00 (US dollars)



The Queers, 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.  

40 pages in monochromatic blue laser-printed interiors 
Monochromatic blue laser-printed cover
5 inches x 7.5 inches
Retail price: $16.00 (US dollars)

Pajubá, by Eloisa Aquino

Pajubá – The Language of Brazilian Travestis is a zine that mixes art and linguistics! Learn about the secret language of Brazilian travestis, one that demands not only a knowledge of the African language Yoruba mixed with Portuguese, but also a command of a complex set of performative gestures to go with it.

16 pages in 3 colours
2-colour cover

Printed in Risograph
5 inches x 6.5 inches
Retail price: $10.00 (US dollars)

Madame Satã, by Eloisa Aquino

A mythical anti-hero, the first drag queen in Rio, a bully, a murderer, a devoted father, a talented cook, a hustler. Madame Satã had many sides and all of them come together to create the legend that still today inhabits the imaginations of queers around the world.

24 pages in black-and-white laser-printed interiors
Laser printed 
Colour laser-printed cover

 7.5 x 9 inches
Retail price: $10.00 (US dollars)

One Evening, by Jenny Lin

While a group of young women commiserate and decompress after a midterm art school critique, they share an erotic queer bondage fantasy about their art teacher. The author illustrates and interprets queer sexual fantasies in the first zine of a series.

20 laser-printed colour pages
3 x 3 inches  

Retail price: $7.00 (US dollars)

Skinny Leg, by Jenny Lin 

Skinny Leg is a memoir of a bike accident and subsequent recuperation. A harrowing story told through self-effacing and subly humorous lens.

68 pages in B&W laser-printed interiors
B&W laser-printed cover
7.5 inches X 10 inches
Retail price: $15.00 (US dollars)

Newsgirls, by Andrea Clegg 

Andrea Clegg hung out, boxed, and photographed Toronto gym Newsgirls for several years. This zine is a small fraction of her work in a space that inspired and empowered women and transgender folk to live better and fight harder inside and outside the ring. Winner, Best English Zine, Montreal Expozine 2012.

Preview here.

28 pages in black and white
off-set printed
9.25 x 6.25 inches
Retail price: $7.00 (US dollars)

Maltee, by Jenny Lin

16 pages in black and white
laser printed
3.5 x 2.5 inches
Retail price: $3.00 (US dollars)

Covers, by Jenny Lin


Food Taboos, by Eloisa Aquino and Jenny Lin – SOLD OUT

Big Head Has a Problem, by Eloisa Aquino and Jenny Lin

A look into the lives and adventures of creatures who keep trying their best, even when they are not so sure.


32 pages in colour and black-and-white laser-printed interiors
Colour laser-printed cover

6 inches X 4 inches 
Retail price: $10.00 (US dollars)


Carmilla, by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

The Gothic novella Carmilla was the first lesbian vampire tale ever. Written in 1872, Le Fanu’s book predates Bram Stoker’s Dracula by 25 years, and has been adapted many times for the big screen. Its enormous influence in our culture lasts to these days.


Wholesale prices: 40% discount + shipping, minimum order: 20 books or zines. 

Contact information:
Eloisa Aquino (publisher)


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