The Gaysi Zine
The Gaysi Zine: A Queer Graphic Anthology
INDIA’s FIRST GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY OF QUEER NARRATIVES IS HERE!
An anthology of queer graphic fiction, cartoons, illustrations, doodles, and true stories is no longer a pending dream, for the fourth edition of The Gaysi Zine is all that and a little bit more.
The edition contains exciting graphic stories that have captured a truth from personal experiences, expressing values that are felt deep down to the core. They have been written and drawn from the artists’ own politics and sensibilities of what is Queer to them.
When Gaysi conceived the dream of creating this anthology, we had no idea what it’d be like. We had no clue about the guidelines we should give to artists and storytellers. We even wondered if Queerness makes people see a different world or whether the world sees queerness differently. Does it produce different realities?
Comics and graphic stories are a powerful tool of storytelling. Graphic narratives make a beautiful balance between the visible and the invisible. They create a kind of call and response in which the artist gives you something to see within the panels, and then gives you something to imagine between those panels. A lot is said through the affective connotations of the pictures presented.
Some stories evoke the experience of travelling to the inner recesses of human mind by employing the stream of consciousness in its account, while some start to see the way one view’s the world, the way life is experienced. And that is where we feel the connection.
That’s why, we at Gaysi believe that there’s no story you cannot learn to love once you have heard it.