GREAT QUEER AND GAY COMIC BOOKS TO READ AND GIFT!
Did you know that LGTBI characters were banned from the world of comics until the twentieth century? In today’s post, we want to talk about the best LGBTQ+-themed comics that you will love to read or also a gift!
LGBTQ+-themed comics that you will love!
Love is love
The comic book world joins forces to support the survivors and honor those killed on June 12 in 2016 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Authors and illustrators from around the world such as Mark Andreyko, have created graphic pieces to express their pain, compassion, frustration, and hope, inspired by this tragic event.
A tribute to the victims, the survivors, and their families, and also a beautiful message of peace and integration. Ediciones Kraken will donate € 0.50 of each sold copy of this edition to the Spanish Observatory against LGBT Phobia In addition, IDW Publishing continues to contribute 100% of the funds received from the sale of the edition in Spanish.
Blue is a warm color
“Blue is a warm color” is a graphic novel drawn by the French cartoonist Julie Maroh. It tells the love story between two French women at the beginning of the 2000s, and the protagonist describes her feelings towards issues such as first love and acceptance of homosexuality. Based on the comic, a film adaptation was made in 2013, entitled “La Vida de Adèle”.
Do you like science fiction? This Hannah Templer comic is amazing! In addition, it’s the lesbian dream of pure science fiction, you cannot miss it!
My lesbian experience with loneliness
Kabi Nagata is the writer of “My lesbian experience with loneliness”, a manga with overwhelming courage that isn’t afraid to show, from the author’s point of view, a wide range of delicate topics that are very much in need of visibility of a raw and adult way, without frivolity.
This is an intimate and shocking story, in which Nagata undresses for the readers and opens a window for all those people who in their day to day aren’t able to see more than closed doors.
Alone in space
Tillie Walden is the author of this book, she is super popular and she isn’t over twenty years old. In that book, you will find different short comics, webcomics, and sketches. You have to read this book because you will find yourself on its pages.
Anarcoma Complete graphic work
It’s a Spanish classic, available in English, in which Nazario tells the adventures of a transvestite detective. With a name that combines the words “anarchy” and “woodworm”, the iconic transvestite detective from the underworld of Barcelona in the eighties starred in this emblematic comic.
Anarcoma is an icon of the Spanish counterculture, which appeared in a society that was beginning to see the light at the end of the Franco dictatorship.
The art of growing up
Juanma Useche presents his first graphic novel: a queer, with a sarcastic and vindictive story that represents a whole generation.
Tricks on Second Avenue
“Tricks on Second Avenue”, by Joyce Brabner and Mark Zingarelli (Two Whiskers), tells a true story of a group of New Yorkers who decided to cross the border into Mexico to find drugs to help their friends with AIDS.
The comic recalls the history and the behavior of the US Administration in those years. In its pages, we find sadness but also tender moments.
Alison Bechdel tells in this autobiographical LGBT comic her relationship with her father, who never accepted his own homosexuality. At the same time, she was discovering her sexual orientation.
Marvel Voices: Pride 1
Marvel also presents all queer heroes with different stories from Tini Howard, Kieron Gillen, Kris Anka, and others. If you are a fan of superheroes and Marvel, you cannot miss this LGBT version!
I’m not Starfire
A queer daughter and a story that calls out to anyone from this generation. You cannot miss this comic made by Mariko Tamaki and Yoshi Yoshitani.
The girl from the sea
It’s a graphic novel by Molly Knox Ostertag that tells an incredible story about a queer girl who is locked up in a Canadian town. There, she meets a selkie and falls madly in love with her. It could be considered one of the best books on this subject!
Did you like these comics? Do you know any LGBT comics we need to know about?