Queer politics celebrated in comic anthology
A new anthology of comics and drawings reflecting under-represented and marginalised visions of Australian history is launching in Melbourne today.
Called 'Fluid Prejudice', the anthology has been supported by the City Of Melbourne through the Arts Grants Program.
Anthology editor and queer cartoonist Sam Wallman told MCV the 175 page book features work by himself and 50 artists including other queer contributors Texta Queen, Lee Lai, David Mahler, Javed, Jo Waite, Kenton Miller, Kieran Mangan, Ruby Knight and Zac Zsumer.
Fluid Prejudice is being tonight from 7pm at Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall Melbourne with an exhibition of selected works from the publication on display throughout the evening.
Melbourne University's Graham Willett is guest speaker and will talk about the significance of the Gay Liberation Movement and anti-assimilationist queer politics in the 1970's. He is joined by immigration lawyer and border activist Sanmati Verma who discusses the construction of the border and it’s relationship to race.
Lawyer and animal activist Naty Guerrero-Diaz will officially launch the book.
Fluid Prejudice is available at outlets around Melbourne including independent bookstores Readings, Polyester and Sticky.
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Pictured: One of the queer cartoons by Kenton Miller from the new anthology Fluid Prejudice.