December: Queer Market
Queer Comic Conversations is a webcomic series by Comic artists Illi Anna Heger (Munich) and Sam Orchard (Wellington) where they discuss similarities and differences about queer and trans lives.
annotationsFor more information on the queer market organised by Sam, and for a taste of our artists Randa and Sookee, click on the highlighted links.
TranscriptIlli: It's our last chat! Let's go somewhere fun and exciting!
Sam: Let's go back in time six years, to a market that I organised.
I put it on to celebrate queer artists!
Sam and Illi walk around a market, a colourful banner can be seen displaying the following words: Everything & Everyone - Queer + Trans Market.
Sam: It was a massive mix of fashion, art, music and writing. I wanted to have a space to sell our stuff and to connect.
Illi: I started making comics to connect to queer people and to be part of building this community.
Sam: Cool! I started because I wasn't seeing myself represented in media. Making comics means that I can celebrate the ways in which we are different.
Illi: Yes, I remember first reading your comics and feeling understood. When I searched the internet back then looking specifically for queer comics, there were only a few I could find.
Sam and Illi wander around and end up in front of a stage.
Sam: I think a lot has changed since 2014 - there are so many more comics about and by trans and queer people now.
Voice over loudspeakers: Welcome to the afterparty! Introducing a new artist - Randa!
Illi: Who is Randa?
Sam: Randa is a trans rapper from Auckland!
Illi: I like it!
Sam: Are there any German musicians I should listen to?
Illi: I will take you to the last concert of a queer feminist rapper.
Sam and Illi bath in a crowd of people in front of a colourfully lit stage, big letters are displayed on stage: SOOKEE.
Sookee rapping on stage: ... lasst uns die Menschen öfter mit Tieren vergleichen, dies war kein Revierkampf, das sind gaye Giraffen...
...der halbe Meeresgrund ist Inter oder wechselt das Geschlecht: FTM, MTF, nichtbinär - alles echt.
Sam: There are many more stories to tell.
Illi: Yeah, but we have run out of panels!
Sam: Kia ora!
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