I’m going to be moderating a panel on queer anthologies at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) tomorrow. Here are the details.

3:30pm – 4:30pm, 8th Floor Auditorium

Queer Communities, Queer Anthologies

with Annie Murphy, Justin Hall, and Robert Kirby
moderated by Noah Berlatsky
sponsored by Little Heart, a Comic Anthology for Marriage Equality

A sense of aesthetic community is perhaps one of the most essential and undefinable aspects of assembling an anthology. Similarly, defining a queer community can be both incredibly tricky and unconditionally inspiring. The editors of three powerhouse LGBTIQ comics anthologies discuss the overlap and feedback between grouping and identity and what forms of community queer comics can build.

If you’re in Chicago, come see us! And check out the rest of CAKE programming too; it looks pretty awesome.

Featured Archive post: Bill Randall on Tatsumi covers here and in Japan.

I explain why the Watchmen movie sucks.

I ask Do you have a right to piracy?

Jones, One of the Jones Boys, argues ethics and aesthetics in Before Watchmen.

Ng Suat Tong on the original art of Howard Chaykin’s Time².

Cheryl Lynn Eaton on comics’ marketing confusion at Book Expo America.

Travis Reynolds on panels, closure, and blood in the gutters (part of our comics criticism 101 series.

I talk about gaze theory and Being John Malkovitch.

Utilitarians Everywhere

At the Atlantic I explain why reading doesn’t necessarily set women free. (An essay which has attracted some really unpleasant sexist trolling in comments for some reason.)

At Splice I talk about Kelly Hogan’s mediocre new album.

Also at Splice, I talk about the Melvin’s awesome new album.

Jeet Heer quotes me in his piece on gay superheroes.

Other Links

Andrew Hickey with a very convincing negative review of Darwyn Cooke’s Minutemen.

Why evolution vs. creation doesn’t really matter much.

Aaron Kashtan on some problems with Hillary Chute’s Graphic Women.

Alyssa Rosenberg on rape in Tomb Raider.

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