My essay, “Making Space: Jennifer Camper, LGBTQ Anthologies, and Queer Comics Communities,” has been published in the “Lesbians and Comics” special issue of Journal of Lesbian Studies 22.4 (2018).
Read the abstract for the article below.
Abstract: This article examines the career of lesbian cartoonist Jennifer Camper and how she has fostered queer community both in her comics and in real life. Archival research in LGBTQ archives and in Camper’s own personal papers evidences how Camper begins developing her comics in the 1980s by participating in various grassroots LGBTQ publication spaces. From this foundation of support, she engages in comics activism with her representations of these communities during the midst of the AIDS crisis. Through these analyses, this article theorizes how Camper foregrounds intersectionality and counterpublics in her work on and off the page.