Thursday, November 3, 2011

85A - A gay punk-rock 1980s novel

By Kyle Thomas Smith

It’s a subzero Chicago morning on January 23, 1989, and Seamus is at his fighting best. Braving the bitter cold at the 85A bus stop, Seamus rails against his repressive environment in anticipation of his “the-minute-I-turn-18” move to London.

Liberated by failure when kicked out of school for yet another late appearance, Seamus makes a break for London via an Amtrak to the mean streets of Late Eighties Manhattan.

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Anonymous said...

Why don't you read "Punkrock heartland" by Andi Lirium? It's a graphic Novel about Gay Punk Rockers in Germany. It's in german, sure, but as it is a graphic Novel you could very much enjoy the pictures.
It has bee published by "Männerschwarm" on their website, you can have a look, at the first 5 Pages.

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

Hi Anonymous Feb 11, 2012 2:36 AM - thanks for the recommend - If an English Language version comes out, let us know!

Anonymous said...

you can look up Andi liriums Website. There you can download some books for free. The downloads are under "Meine Bücher" and then under the Previews of the books which are under the titels of the books. The website is:
it's all in german but the Pictures are great.

Andi Lirium said...

Hi Lee Wind,M.Ed.
I'm on "deviant art" now.
There you can have a look at some of my pictures. The newer ones have english explanations with them.
I do not jet sell prints, but maybe soon.
regards, Andi

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

We just got another comment here, with a link to the English translation of one of these graphic novels. However, the content is very sexually explicit, so I won't be posting the link here.
Thanks for understanding,