Thursday, June 28, 2007

Today's show: "How gay are comics?" part 1

Patricia Jeres
In the first of today's two shows scheduled in the run-up to Pride weekend Alex Fitch interviews Patricia Jeres about gay representaion in comics both on the page and behind the writer / artist's pen. Patricia is an advisory board member of Prism comics - a company that promotes LGBT creators in the medium and previously worked for DC comics.

5pm BST Resonance 104.4FM (London) / streamed at

Links (which contain strong content - do not access unless you are over 15 / a liberal / not at work): Prism comics
Comic book queers podcast and forum
Reviews of gay comics at
How gay was Captain America?
Daredevil goes to a gay bar...
Brokeback Mountain... the comic
How gay are Transformers?
Judges 19 interpreted by Neil Gaiman
Leviticus 20 interpreted by Alan Moore

Having read the latter; anyone feeling like going to Pride this weekend should know that Christian Voice are going to be picketing the event, so why not go down with a home made sign that quotes other anachronistic gems from Leviticus like:

Chapter 19 -
Verse 19: ...thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.
Verse 27: Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard.
Chapter 20 -
Verse 9: For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death.

...just a thought.

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