So I made a bunch of pictures of queer couples…
Remus and Sirius:
Iron Man and Hulk:
Katniss and Joanna:
And you can totes buy themmmmmmmm! Here: http://felt.co.nz/shop/sam_orchard
So this week I’m a part of TWO really exciting events in Auckland!
The first event is an art show called (!)(!!) collaborated by the multi-talented and multi-fabulous Aych! I interviewed Aych for my very first episode of the Pride Series, and I am very excited to be part of a show with him! Who else is in this excellent show? The amazing Charlie, as well as my favourite boyfriend, Joe! It’s a mixed-media event, with sculptures, comics, performances and videos. And the facebook event is here!
The next awesome event is on the 23rd of November, the incredible Ash Spittal and I are holding a hands-on Zine Workshop at Rainbow Youth!We’ll be talking about our experiences making zines, Ash is going to give a 101 on illustration, and I’m gonna give a 101 on storytelling. We’ll also be sharing our favourite zines, talking about what makes a zine, and the different ways you can put them together. It’s going to be a practical workshop, so we want people to be prepared to come up with ideas and stories that they want to share – and to work to put together a zine! Facebook event details here!
Y’all!!!! I’m super excited to announce that I’m in the latest edition of Salacious Magazine! Salacious is a Queer Feminist Sex Magazine, full of smut and awesomeness and I’m so proud to have my comics in it!
The latest issue is themed “WORK” and I wrote an exclusive smut-filled comic for them about my favourite work-mates/slash-fic faves… here are the first few panels:
You have to buy WORK to see the rest. So you probably should. Because it is awesome.
I think you should also know that people in my building caught me drawing this in my dimly lit garage late at night, and asked to see it. It made for a lot of awkwardness. Hoorah!
So I’m super excited to announce that I’ve applied for a scholarship with AMP’s “Do Your Thing” Scholarships. I’m applying for a grant to get money to print the first five issues of ‘Family Portraits’.
You can vote for me here: https://vote.doyourthing.co.nz/Applicants/Details/12788
What is Family Portraits?
In 2011 I spent a year interviewing people who were LGBTI/Queer/Trans/Awesome and collecting their stories. I transformed those stories into comics to create Family Portraits.
Family Portraits is a first-of-it’s-kind in New Zealand. It interweaves my own story as a queer-identified transgender man, with short pieces of other queer and trans individuals in New Zealand. I move beyond traditional coming out narratives and explore how age, history, gender, and ethnicity shape our experiences of ourselves, and how we live in the world.
Across these issues there are 9 short stories, told in different comic styles – it’s a celebration of the diversity of people, as well as a celebration of the epic awesomeness of comics.
The comics aim to be educational, fun, informative, and to help create media that helps us to feel good about diversity.
Why did I write Family Portraits?
Watch this video I made (be warned, it has violence and explicit language, and stuff like that)
And how do I vote for you?
You go to www.facebook.com/AMPscholarships and you search for Sam Orchard and you click vote! Easy.
Or you could click here ant vote: https://vote.doyourthing.co.nz/Applicants/Details/12788
Then you should share it with your friends, and tell them to vote too. ‘Cause the more stories out there that celebrate LGBTI/queer/trans/awesome people out there the better!