100 crushes

Elisha Lim

Book - 2014

100 Crushes compiles five years of queer comics by Elisha Lim, including excerpts from Sissy, The Illustrated Gentleman, Queer Child in the Eighties, and their cult series 100 Butches, as well as new work. It's an absorbing documentary that travels through Toronto, Berlin, Singapore, and beyond in the form of interviews, memoirs, and gossip from an international queer vanguard.

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Subjects
Genres
Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Published
[Toronto] : Koyama Press 2014.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Cover title.
Physical Description
[92] pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN
1927668069
9781927668061
Main Author
Elisha Lim (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

This collects excerpts from a range of Canadian cartoonist Lim's projects over the past five years: Sissy, The Illustrated Gentleman, Queer Child in the Eighties, and the cult series 100 Butches. The resulting tapestry documents not only Lim's experiences and life, but also provides a window into queer culture. With 100 Butches, they (Lim prefers the collective pronoun) recollect strangers, relatives, historical figures, and ex-partners, some openly respected and admired, and some who were appreciated in silent kinship. Lim makes an ideal record keeper, deftly and diligently representing the words of people who are often unheard and ignored, endeavoring to educate and shed a light on the many facets of these individuals, while questioning and exploring the notions of queer identity. The subjects discuss connotations and meaning, the intersection of race and gender, the shifting perceptions of people around them, the power afforded to fashion choices—humdrum issues taken for granted and easily dismissed. Lim's sketchy, beautiful portraits take a backseat to the narration to some degree, but this is a vital and vibrant work never feels anything less than personal and human. (June) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

100 Crushes compiles five years of queer comics by Elisha Lim, including excerpts from Sissy, The Illustrated Gentleman, Queer Child in the Eighties, and their cult series 100 Butches, as well as new work. It's an absorbing documentary that travels through Toronto, Berlin, Singapore, and beyond in the form of interviews, memoirs, and gossip from an international queer vanguard.Toronto-based artist Elisha Lim's work celebrates the dignity and power of being neither straight, nor white, nor cis-gendered. In 2011 they also successfully advocated for Canadian gay media to adopt the gender neutral pronoun "they."

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A groundbreaking collection of interviews, memoirs and gossip from a queer international vanguard of gender, race and beauty.