The first three issue of Family Portraits was printed after an extremely successful kickstarter. Family Portraits captures the stories of a group of New Zealand people with a range of different ‘rainbow’ identities.
It is an inclusive comic book series of short stories about a range of different Queer and Trans people. It celebrates the many different stories we have; ranging from stories about what it was like to be in a gay relationship before Homosexual law reform in New Zealand, and what it’s like to be a first-generation queer from a migrant background.
This series is a first-of-it’s-kind in New Zealand (as far as I’m aware), and it’s all about celebrating our lives, our diversity, and our selves. Each story is told using a different comic style; so it is a visually engaging and surprising way of telling our stories.
The comic can be used as a way to educate, breakdown barriers, and help people to understand more about LGBTI communities. The first issue of Family Portraits features my ‘Queer 101’ comic guide to sexuality, sex, and gender, it’s a resource that has been used all over the world to help demystify sexuality and gender. All of the stories can be used as educational tools, and conversation starters, to help people feel safer about belonging to rainbow communities.
You can buy the books online here: