This week, Dave was off in the America doing a business travel, or gentrifying Portland or something. We’re not quite sure. Apparently there were food trucks.

This left Lucy and Roger to go feral in the best way they know: by eating an enormous fancy cheeseboard and talking about queer comics.

We delve into the origins of lesbian & gay cartooning, eat a “cute brie”, pontificate on structural inequalities, and feed Rogger his first Cheesestring.

That part ain’t pretty, but the rest is comics.

Books we covered:

  • #WicDiv – Team Tumblr
  • Injection – Warren Ellis, Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire
  • Oh Joy Sex Toy  – Erica Moen and many delightful guest artists
  • The Ditch – Kristian Carstensen
  • Space Dumplins – Craig Thompson
  • Wendel – Howard Cruse
  • Stuck Rubber Baby – Howard Cruse
  • Dykes To Watch Out For – Alison Bechdel
  • This One Summer – Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki
  • Skim – Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki
  • No Straight Lines (anthology) – ed: Justin Hall
    In particular, excerpts from:

    • Poppers – Jerry Mills
    • Child Labor – Mary Wings
    • Cy Ross and the SQ Syndrome – Burton Clarke
    • The Tortoise and The Scorpion – Carl Vaughn Frick
    • I Know You Are But What Am I – Robert Triptow
    • The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green – Eric Orner
    • Sexile – Jamie Cortez
    • Instruction – Robert Kirby & D. Travers Scott
  • Side By Side – Mioki (basically porn, hey – we don’t always warn you…)
  • Kyle’s B&B – Greg Fox
  • Seven Miles A Second – David Wojnarowicz, James Romberger, Marguerite Van Cook
  • Honor Girl – Maggie Thrash

There’s a PDF preview of the first few pages of No Straight Lines here

Cheeses we ate:cheese

  • Neufchatel
  • Taleggio
  • Sussex Slipcote (so good)
  • Chevre
  • Cheesestrings

The podcast wine today was an unremarkable Chinon.

We also asked for queer webcomic recommendations.

So why not do that in the comments, if you’re a generally kind sort.