Talk at Interference Archive – March 8, 2016

negativa cover image 1992

©1992 A.K. Summers

Tintin, Tom of Finland and Beyond: How I Came to Comics through Alt Masculinity and Bad Sex

Didja know I used to do a zine in which characters regularly appeared without trousers? I will be giving a talk on the angry 1990s sex rant that was negativa and the influence on my work of alternative comics and zines such as Love & Rockets, Eightball, Tom of Finland, G.B. Jones, Straight to Hell and more.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7 PM.

Interference Archive

131 8th Street — #4
Brooklyn, NY 11215

http://interferencearchive.org/tintin-tom-of-finland-and-beyond-how-i-came-to-comics-through-alt-masculinity-and-bad-sex/

The Longest Shortest Time

The Longest Shortest Time podcast logo and image from Pregnant Butch

Last month, I met with Hillary Frank of WNYC’s The Longest Shortest Time and we talked of things pregnant and butch.  http://longestshortesttime.com/2014/10/15/podcast-41-how-to-be-a-pregnant-butch/

The Longest Shortest Time is a WNYC podcast for all of you hollow-eyed ghouls who find yourselves up in the middle of the night (not by choice). I heard of it because, after my book came out with its Spiritual Midwifery-bashing chapter, a friend asked me if I’d heard Hillary Frank’s podcast about Ina May Gaskin. I hadn’t. I looked it up and was astonished. Hillary had the chutzpah and decency to actually call up Ina May Gaskin and challenge the legendary midwife-author about her promise of “ecstatic childbirth” in S.M., among other things. Of course, I had my own different bone to pick with Ina May, but I took the sneaky bomb-throwing, comic-drawing route instead. #whyimnotajournalist  http://longestshortesttime.com/2014/04/16/podcast-28-the-missing-chapter-to-ina-mays-guide/