• Meg-John Barker
  • Jules Scheele
Cover of Queer: a Graphic History

Activist-academic Meg-John Barker and cartoonist Jules Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged. Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of whats ‘normal--Alfred Kinseys view of sexuality as a spectrum, Judith Butlers view of gendered behaviour as a performance, the play Wicked, or moments in Casino Royale when were invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media.--Adapted from publisher description.


Barker, Meg-John, and Jules Scheele. Queer: A Graphic History. London: Icon Books Ltd, 2016.