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Issue #8 Breaking Boundaries

406215_426088774099985_1018337752_nGEEKS! Thanks to all of you lovely folks who have transferred your Kickstarter pledges over to our paypal page, we are well on the road to printing Issue #8 Breaking Boundaries. And oh, OH the content our contributors are sending to us. It’s too good to keep to ourselves. Thus…. we’re not going to ;p Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect to find in our next issue, in PRINT (squeeee) AND if you missed out on the Kickstarter action, a way to pre-order your copy of boundary-breaking, GEEKy goodness!

 

A Word From the Y: ‘A Trans*man’s Rhyming Account of Airport Security’, an original comic by one of our favorite artists, Rory Midhani

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Art: A feature on the work of artist Matthew Conway that explores the art historical “male gaze” through a queer lens.

Performing Arts: An interview with spoken-word poet Dean Atta with art by Ben Connors

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Music: A feature on female:pressure an international network of female artists in the fields of electronic music and digital arts: from musicians, composers and DJs to visual artists, cultural workers and researchers.

Film: An interview with ‘real-life’ Storm, and star/writer/creator of the fan-film RAIN, Maya G. Including behind-the-scenes shots and original art by Laura Wilson.

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Literature: A feature on best-selling author Mel Sherratt about her industry-busting self-published novels. AND a piece outlining the growing, and inspiring genre of LGBTQ YA literature.

Comics & Graphic Novels: A review of the comic Namesake and an interview with its creators!

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-An original comic, ‘Lines, Lines, Lines’ by artist B. Carrot

-A feature on Tab Klimpton’s comic series Minority Monsters

Feminist City: A feature on the Feminist Library outlining their 40th anniversary Salon series with original art by Kit Wagstaff

Plus MORE: Including…

-An interview with Jamie Broadnax, creator of Black Girl Nerds

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-An op-ed and illustrations by Daniel O. about the power of storytelling for trans*gender people

-An original illustration by Daisy Steele reflecting on the boundary-breaking writing of Mary Shelley

-Portraits by Cristina Polop of 3 of our favorite boundary-breaking women

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-An op-ed about safe spaces and support networks for LGBTQ and trans*teens on social media

And beautiful original illustrations throughout!

There is so much good in this issue, and it hulk-smashes the hell out of mainstream, conventional geekery. Sound like your cup of tea? Why not Pre-Order Issue #8 Breaking Boundaries NOW?

issue8We expect the zine to be rolling off the press in mid-May so tell your pals, GEEKED is back in print and Breaking Boundaries!

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