FREE except Dn’D (Drink and Draw), sliding scale BPT; Suggested $10
Discover KUMALICIOUS, celebrating the allure and beauty of Queer bigger men of color inspired by Gay Japanese Manga. The exhibiting artists are inspired by this genre and/or its canon artists including Jiraiya and Gengoroh Tagame. From gachimuchi (“chubby muscle”) to BDSM eroticism, enjoy rare glances at works highlighting underrepresented populations often neglected in mainstream art.
KUMALICIOUS exhibits at the 2016 Queer Comics Expo. Join us for an exclusive panel discussion featuring Queer comic book experts and select participating artists. Don’t forget our Father’s Day “Daddy”-themed Drink n’ Draw!
Head curator E. Salvador Hernandez is founder of the Bay Area QMFD/Queer Male Figure Draw and former Art Director for Bent-Con, an LA-based Queer comics/pop culture convention. Guest curator Graham Kolbeins is a filmmaker, writer and designer who collaborates with queer and feminist Japanese artists at MASSIVE GOODS. KUMALICIOUS advisory committee: Larry-bob Roberts (The International Homosexual Conspiracy) and Jon Macy (Fearful Hunter).
Salvador Hernandez is an artist, curator, and educator. Hernandez served as Art Director for Bent-Con, an LA-based LGBTQ comics and pop culture convention, from 2012 to 2015. Hernandez has exhibited artwork for institutions including the Tom of Finland Foundation and RAW Artists. Hernandez presently coordinates the Queer Male Figure Draw, a monthly figure drawing session geared towards Queer-identified cis and trans guys. For more information, visit: eshcetera.com/drawing
Graham Kolbeins is a filmmaker, writer, and designer who collaborates with queer and feminist Japanese artists at MASSIVE GOODS. He is currently working on a multimedia documentary project called Queer Japan with co-writer Anne Ishii.
Jon Macy has contributed to Gay magazines such as Steam, Wilde, Bunkhouse and International Leatherman, as well as the anthologies; Gay Comix, Meatmen, Boytrouble, No Straight Lines, and QU33R. He is best known for his graphic novels – the Lambda Literary award winning Teleny And Camille, and Queer Press Grant winner Fearful Hunter. He lives in Oakland California.
Larry-bob Roberts started publishing the queer art and writing zine Holy Titclamps in 1989 and published 19 issues over the next decade and a half. He wrote the book The International Homosexual Conspiracy and has co-hosted the open mic night Smack Dab, starting in 2003 with Kirk Read at Magnet and now with Dana Hopkins at Strut.
Discipline: Salon/Visual Art