TADAAA. The vibrant anthology of queer graphic stories is out now for you to hold, behold, love and share. THANK YOU ALL FOR SUPPORTING THIS. MWAH.
An anthology of queer graphic fiction, cartoons, illustrations, doodles, and true stories is no longer a pending dream, for the fourth edition of The Gaysi Zine is all that and a little bit more.
This edition contains some thought provoking and engrossing visual stories that reflect the writers’ and artists’ own sensibilities of what is Queer means to them. Vintage and modern, these stories dance across the spectra of the playful and the poignant, the sincere and the subversive, the personal and the political.
This is the first time a graphic anthology of queer narratives has been published in India, and we are super thrilled about it! Graphic narratives make a beautiful balance between the visible and the invisible. They create a kind of call and response in which the artist gives you something to see within the panels, and then gives you something to imagine between those panels. Comics and graphic stories are a powerful tool of storytelling, yet not too many contemporary Indian writers are venturing into this fertile land.
Some stories evoke the experience of travelling to the inner recesses of human mind by employing the stream of consciousness in its account, while some start to see the way one view’s the world, the way life is experienced. And that is where we feel the connection.
That’s why, we at Gaysi believe that there’s no story you cannot learn to love once you have heard it.
The zine’s contributors are a melee of straight and queer, young and old, artist and writer, all people looking for ways to engage with different ideas of Queerness.
And this special edition is put together by a team comprising Priya Gangwani, member of Gaysi, who has curated and edited the stories; Sreejita Biswas, founder of Striptease The Mag, who compiled the magazine in its current avatar and gave it a fantastic art direction; and Ojoswi Sur, who illustrated the fabulous cover page.
And a special thanks to everyone who supported its production by supporting the crowd-funding campaign. This would not have been possible without you! Thank You! * Colorful Kisses *
So wait no more – and order a million copies right away! Let us spread the glorious queer tales around us all.
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