Panel Borders: Gay Super (Duper) Heroes

Panel Borders: Gay Super (Duper) Heroes

Concluding our month long look at ‘Masculinity in American comics’, Alex Fitch talks to Brian Andersen about his self published indie comics So Super Duper, Sex and the Superhero and Unabashedly Billie… Alex and Brian chat about representations of gay characters in superhero comics, making the transition between web and print publishing and becoming a publisher of other people’s comics to help the proliferation of LGBT titles on the shelves.

Panel from page 158 of So Super Duper by Brian Andersen, contained in issue 8 of the comic

Panel from page 158 of So Super Duper by Brian Andersen, contained in issue 8 of the comic

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Listen to Alex’s month on gay comics creators from December 2008 and interviews with Pam Harrison, Zan Christensen, Patty Jeres

Recommended events:

Dante’s Inferno Premiere

Sci-Fi London are delighted to present the UK premiere of the brand new animated movie DANTE’S INFERNO which has been produced to coincide with the Electronic Arts game.

Crusader Dante returns home to discover that his beloved Beatrice has been murdered, and her soul dragged into Hell. Refusing to give her up, he steals Death’s scythe and chases after her… into the Inferno.

Featuring the voice talents of Mark Hamill, Victoria Tennant and Vanessa Branch, the movie is Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud and Treachery!

There is a goody bag for all those attending! Book by calling 020 7451 9944 or Doors open 7pm and the screening starts at 7.30. Tickets are £13.00 and £9.00 concs. – If you quote “SCI-FI-LONDON” you can qualify for a 10% discount on each ticket!!!

7.30pm, Tuesday 2nd February, Apollo Piccadilly Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London

Ian Rakoff Lecture on 20th Century Comic Strips at the V & A

Former writer of cult TV show The Prisoner and the primary source of The Rakoff collection at the V and A, Ian Rakoff is giving a free talk about 20th Century Comic Strips at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, London on February 3rd 2010. Ian will be discussing the impact comic strips such as Little Orphan Annie had on popular culture and the shaping of the American identity over the last 120 years.

FREE, 1.15pm, February 3rd 2010, The Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
More info at

Drawn Out and Painted Pink, an exhibition of cartoons by Kate Charlesworth & David Shenton

Throughout February 2010 The Drill Hall will be hosting and housing Drawn Out & Painted Pink, a cartoon exhibition by Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton documenting LGBT history from the 1970s to now.

“Like the best foreign correspondents (only funnier) their cartoons and comic strips have painted a devastatingly accurate self-portrait of LGBT life in the UK… They’ve got us bang to rights in the ways we were, the ways we are and the ways we could be. These are social documents of the highest order.”
Ellen Galford

The Drill Hall, Bloomsbury, West End, London WC1E 7EX