Be Gay, Do Comics

Be Gay, Do Comics

The dream of a queer separatist town. The life of a gay and Jewish Nazi-fighter. A gender reveal party that tears apart reality. These are the just some of the comics you'll find in this massive queer comics anthology from The Nib. Be Gay, Do Comics is filled with dozens of comics about LGBTQIA experiences, ranging from personal stories to queer history to cutting satire ab The dream of a queer separatist town. The life of a gay and Jewish Nazi-fighter. A gender reveal party that tear...

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Title:Be Gay, Do Comics
Author:Matt Bors
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1684057779
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Be Gay, Do Comics Reviews

  • Emilia P
    Sep 23, 2020
    Brutal 3 star review! :0 I have been purposefully reading gay content for yay, 20 years now (geez) and ... this is fine! There's a lot of great stuff. There's a lot of unique perspective, a good blend of history, a fair amount of racially diverse content, but...it felt a b...
  • Grace W
    Sep 18, 2020
    (c/p from my review on TheStoryGraph) It's hard to rate an anthology. I loved most of these but a few didn't hit with me. I think it's great to see these works collected because this is the kind of thing I would have loved to have had when I was a child growing up queer ...
  • Rebecca
    Jan 26, 2021
    This book collects comics from a large number of diverse artists who all explore some aspect of gender and sexuality, through nonfiction pieces on LGBTQ+ history or specific individuals, or through personal memoirs. It is certainly eye-opening to read the historical ones as well as the...
  • Theresa
    Jun 21, 2020
    I received an ARC through NetGalley from IDW Publishing. This compilation features 40 LGBTQ+ comic artists/writers. A true collection of perspective and inclusion. So many voices and the perfect balance of biographical, historical, and political content. A really engaging read and tons...
  • Danika at The Lesbrary
    Aug 18, 2020
    Be Gay, Do Comics is an anthology with more than 30 contributors, all discussing some aspect of queer life. This was a refreshingly diverse and thought-provoking collection. Most anthologies in this vein that I've read have played it pretty safe: they've usually been very whi...
  • Jena
    Nov 22, 2020
    Actually 2.5/5 BUT HEAR ME OUT Be Gay, Do Comics is a collection of stories about queer experiences from queer authors/artists, ranging from covering history to everyday situations. There's a nice balance in this in terms of both art styles and storytelling, so readers are boun...
  • Sandy
    Oct 23, 2020
    I love how queer this anthology is: lots of trans content, discussion of community and politics, history, memoir, body image-- really a great range of topics and creators. The colors are gorgeous throughout. My only complaint is that in some of the comics, the text is very small and...
  • Halli
    Feb 19, 2021
    I really enjoyed this comics collection. It was a nice mix of fiction and nonfiction, and I learned a lot about queer journies and queer history. An entertaining and informative read! ...
  • Collin
    Jan 21, 2021
    It?s... fine? I straight up (pun intended) hate the way most queer people talk about sexuality/gender and this collection is mostly everything that rubs me the wrong way about that, so I?m just really not the audience*. I guess I just don?t feel like I got anything new out of thi...
  • Natalie
    Jan 29, 2021
    This was so fun. An excellent anthology that does exactly what the subtitle suggests, mixing short and funny comics with educational history lessons. Most were actually very nuanced and reminded me of the diversity of the queer experience. I recognized many of the artists and will take...
  • Jim
    Nov 21, 2020
    So proud to have supported this on Kickstarter! From being powerful and empowering to just being fun and silly, the stories in this anthology cover A LOT of ground. Everything in here is good, but a couple really got my attention. Sam Wallman's fascinating A Covert Gaze at...
  • Bailey
    Jan 14, 2021
    This was a really fun read and exactly the queer energy I needed in my life rn. I also learned of so many new queer comics to follow! ...
  • Karissa
    Jul 06, 2020
    A lovely and powerful anthology of comics by and about LGBTQ+ people. There is such a diversity of subjects, tones, and art styles represented. Many readers will find experiences to resonate with in here. Also Sasha Velour (drag race superstar) is a contributor and her comic is ...
  • Whitney
    Jun 28, 2020
    This is a modge-podge of different things; a mixture of queer history and personal stories from a slew diverse queer comic artists. I liked getting a history of the LGBT community, intermixed with authors talking about what being queer/trans means for them. Where we've been, ho...
  • Sarah
    Aug 20, 2020
    "Be Gay, Do Comics" is an anthology of the history and culture of queer identities throughout the world as represented in a comic format by various cartoonists and artists. The topics are wide-reaching and cover everything from the history of LGBT riots to feelings of exclusi...
  • Chris Arnone
    May 20, 2020
    I really enjoyed this. 40 LGBTQIA writers and artists telling the whole rainbow of stories, their own and others. Many of them are straightforward testimonies, but not all. Great art and presentation. I was sad there was only one intersex story in the whole collection. #netgalley #bega...
  • Julien
    May 21, 2020
    I love the Nib. I'll get that out of the way right now. So, when I saw there was going to be a collection of Nib comics specifically focusing on LGBT topics, I was over the moon, and this collection didn't disappoint. It has something for everyone, incisive political commenta...
  • Danielle
    Oct 07, 2020
    My favorite parts of this collection were the ones that came from non-Western perspectives and emphasized colonialism's effect on today's homophobia and transphobia. There were some stories I was more invested in than others, but that's kind of how it goes for these thin...
  • Rod Brown
    Oct 28, 2020
    Humorous, painful, fascinating. This anthology covers a lot of ground, coming around most frequently to gender identity, especially in the autobiographical pieces. But there are histories of the Lavender Scare, Pride flag, and queer uprisings; biographies of Gad Beck, Tove Jansson, and...
  • Jill Kenna
    Jan 08, 2021
    Really great book with so many amazing stories. Highly recommend checking this one out! ...
  • Maia
    Jun 28, 2020
    I got this book in advance of it's August release date because I am one of the contributors :) It's a wonderful collection of short pieces, most previously published on The Nib, a few of which were commissioned new for this volume. I had read probably half of them or so in th...
  • Maia
    Sep 03, 2020
    I got this book in advance of it's August release date because I am one of the contributors :) It's a wonderful collection of short pieces, most previously published on The Nib, a few of which were commissioned new for this volume. I had read probably half of them or so in th...
  • Bogi Takács
    Dec 21, 2020
    Short nonfictional comics about QUILTBAG+ topics: personal narratives, educational strips, etc. I read them with interest, even though I'd already been familiar with a bunch of these from back when they'd been posted online. I personally found the comics which focused on non-...
  • Megan Sanks
    Nov 06, 2020
    Really fun and insightful! Learned a lot, and am happy to learn that "Be gay, do crime" was created by queer prisoners. Really fun and insightful! Learned a lot, and am happy to learn that "Be gay, do crime" was created by queer prisoners. ...more ...
  • BetweenLinesAndLife
    Jan 10, 2021
    4.5 Stars Taking all my individual ratings into account it might be more of a 4 star, but with all the joy the collection gave me by just existing, it differs +0.5 Stars for sure! It had a brilliant variety in topics, genre and art style, which I definitely appreciated! Sometime...
  • Lany
    Jan 08, 2021
    Honestly, this was 50% a salt read, and 50% it looked pretty cool, and so I actually wanted to read it. They beat out Dates! (and a few others) for the Ignatz Award, and so I was mildly salty about it since I was a Dates! contributor ? However, I can say that, after having read ...
  • Katherine
    Dec 24, 2020
    The collected works from more than 30 LGBTQIA+ creators, Be Gay, Do Comics explores everything from body image issues and the futility of pronouns, to queer history and the important movements and figures whose bold action shaped the queer diaspora to this day. This anthology of comics...
  • Ben Truong
    Nov 28, 2020
    Be Gay, Do Comics is an anthology of comics collected and edited by Matt Bors. It is an illustrated anthology takes readers through queer history and identity. For the most part, I rather like most if not all of these contributions. Be Gay, Do Comics is a wonderful collection of com...
  • Rachel
    Jun 11, 2020
    This compilation of queer comic artists was an absolute delight to read. It was organized perfectly, the heavier comics were separated out so by the end of reading it I walked away inspired and hopeful and educated on some important history. *I received an eARC copy of this book via...
  • Shelby Gordon
    Oct 11, 2020
    This book is full of representation, yet it?s always never going to be a full representation of the queer community... I don?t think any work can be. I loved this, but there was one piece (found in the middle) that goes against full liberty of a person?s right to choose. Of cours...