Amazing Irish queer comics you should check out this Pride

To celebrate the queerest time of the year, Irish Comics commissioned LGBTQ+ creators and is spotlighting their work throughout Pride month.

Split screen of three Irish queer comics featured in the Pride list by
Image: David Ferguson

Pop culture guru David Ferguson dives deep into the world of Irish comics with a list of queer gems for you to check out this Pride season.

Irish Comics has always been very supportive of queer comics and creators. I can speak from personal experience as they have posted two of my comics in the past and that is why I was encouraged to take part in their current project.

This project began with them applying for funding from the Dun Laoghaire County Council’s arts grant, specifically to commission queer comics creators for this year’s Pride month. They were lucky enough to receive that funding at the start of the year and put all of it into commissioning five comics.

Creators, myself included, applied as part of an open call to take part, and it is the winning entries that will be posted online. It worked out well that this year, there are exactly four weeks of Monday to Friday posting in June, so it’s a nice block to take over from their regular comics.



Visualizza questo post su Instagram


Un post condiviso da Irish Comics (@irishcomics)

Here are the winning comics, their creators, and a very short summation of their comics. They’ll be posted a page a week in this order on the site.

Flag Day by Coireall Kent (they/them)
This is a semi-autobiographical tale of bringing the Pride flag to a school flag day.

The Last Stop by Finn O’Sullivan (he/him)
The story follows a Victorian painter as he meets another woman on a train and a connection sparks between the two.

Steal Good Inc by Jaime Lalor (he/him) and David Ferguson (he/him)
In this comic, a creator has a futuristic nightmare.



Visualizza questo post su Instagram


Un post condiviso da Irish Comics (@irishcomics)

Let’s Summon a Girlfriend by Dana Braga (she/her)
Two girls have tried everything to find a girlfriend, and now there’s only one option remaining: an invocation ritual.

Callie by Nene Lonergan (she/her)
Callie’s crush on her friend Fiona is the centre of a teen party disaster.

You can check out the comics on the Irish Comics website. And if you wish to support their efforts, they also have a Patreon.

And for more queer comics suggestions, check out this link!

© 2024 GCN (Gay Community News). All rights reserved.

Support GCN

GCN has been a vital, free-of-charge information service for Ireland’s LGBTQ+ community since 1988.

During this global COVID pandemic, we like many other organisations have been impacted greatly in the way we can do business and produce. This means a temporary pause to our print publication and live events and so now more than ever we need your help to continue providing this community resource digitally.

GCN is a registered charity with a not-for-profit business model and we need your support. If you value having an independent LGBTQ+ media in Ireland, you can help from as little as €1.99 per month. Support Ireland’s free, independent LGBTQ+ media.

0 comments. Please sign in to comment.