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Juicy Mother: Celebration Paperback – November 30, 2004
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Well drawn, in the tradition of "dykes to watch out for", Jennifer Camper's "Ramadan" Comix is part of the anthology debut of Juicy Mother. It caught my attention `cuz it explores a Lebanese Lesbian (I never tire of hearing those words together) day's journey of fasting during Ramadan. It has everything: Flash back to childhood memories, culture-conformity in the work place, Nicely introduced Islamic concepts like " Suhoor" & "Shari'a" (if you want to know what they are: buy the book), coming out to religious parents, and even some post 911 reflections. A few concise and delightfully illustrated panels takes you through what is usually a life time worth of wisdom in drawing parallels between Anti-Arab hysteria and home-grown homophobia. JC even manages to bring up the subject of hijab and veiling without degrading the point in discussing clothes and oppression `a la usual western way. Arab/Muslim/Dyke oppression is ultimately triumphed over when one sticks to her cultural customs despites all detractors.
Yes there's a certain level of wackyness that could be appreciated but I, frankly, have never fully enjoyed cause everyone was well, hetero and WHITE yo. Hey I have nothing against the caucasians of this country (my best friend is white), but it's quite different to read a supposed "alternative" comic and realize it's all the same frou-frou with added crass, sex, and naked boobies. Whatever.
This collection on the other hand, IS actually from the left wing nutters, homos, freaks, and rejects.
Oh and of course, it's a helluva fun. However, I do have one complaint - it's too short! When's the next one coming out? I. Want. More.
"Doll Face" by Stephen Winter and Robert Kirby is a bittersweet tale of love, found and then lost, by a gay black man who describes himself as "old". We see his excursion through the gay community and feel his pain but rejoice in his eventually maturation process.
"Italian Cousin" is a rather twisted tale by Serena Pillai. Chris' 15 year old cousin from Italy comes to stay with he and his wife, and spends the entire time trying to seduce the middle-aged Chris. "Teddy Bear's Wedding" is a delightfully screwball tale of gay marriage long before states were allowing it and before the heated debate. Two, middle-aged, overweight men plan a wedding in the park and use just about every homosexual cliché in this wacky, and wonderfully illustrated story by Robert Tripton.
"Look! Look!" is a different take on old grammar school reading primers as it tells the story of two lesbians as Delta just gets out of jail and goes out on the town with Peanut. A trip to a bar turns into a brawl as the pair teach a couple of overzealous men a lesson they will never forget with lines like "See Delta Kick Ass!" and "Hear Peanut Crunch Heads." This story features the best art in the entire book, shot directly from G.B.Read more ›
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Juicy Mother Celebration is an anthology of queer comic art. One of the best comics I've read. Every comic was really good. Great art.
There was bisexual content . Read more
This is a tremendous compilation of comix. Kudos to editor Jennifer Camper - you can tell from this volume that careful and loving editing is what makes a collection a useful... Read morePublished on January 13, 2009 by Beatrice Izzey