100 Crushes (Paperback)
Koyama Press, 9781927668061, 100pp.
Publication Date: June 10, 2014
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100 Crushes compiles five years of queer comics by Elisha Lim, including excerpts from Sissy, The Illustrated Gentleman, Queer Child in the Eighties, and their cult series 100 Butches, as well as new work. It's an absorbing documentary that travels through Toronto, Berlin, Singapore, and beyond in the form of interviews, memoirs, and gossip from an international queer vanguard.
Toronto-based artist Elisha Lim's work celebrates the dignity and power of being neither straight, nor white, nor cis-gendered. In 2011 they also successfully advocated for Canadian gay media to adopt the gender neutral pronoun "they."
About the Author
Elisha Lim's work celebrates the dignity and power of being neither straight, nor white, nor cis-gendered. In 2011 they also successfully advocated for Canadian gay media to adopt the gender neutral pronoun "they." Lim's visual art and short films have been exhibited and screened internationally, launching the debut of Toronto's notorious FAG Gallery and winning grants from the Canada, Ontario and Quebec Arts Councils. Lim has juried art grants in Canada and the United States and has lectured on race and gender in university panels, Pride parades and United Nations conferences since 2009. They directed Montreal's first Racialized Pride Week in 2012, including the central exhibit 2-Qtpoc at the gallery articule, and their current claymation video 100 Butches #9: Ruby was controversially censored in Singapore and debuted at the London BFI in 2013. Lim's comics include the Bitch Magazine acclaimed Sissy, The Illustrated Gentleman and most notably 100 Butches, a memoir of portraits and anecdotes about masculine queers, with an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Alison Bechdel.