Greetings and Adulation from the House of Velour!
We (Johnny and Sasha Velour) will be debuting our first joint publication at SPX, Vym. Vym, is an art magazine about drag! In Vym, we want to present drag as both a stylized art form and a political action. It is an act rich in both theatre and theory, tied to legacies of sequins and masks, but engaged with issues of gender, race, and class. Drag is something that everyone recognizes, but not everyone knows. We hope to change that.
Our preview issue is 36 color pages full of essays and art (comics, photography, and collage) and will be found with us at table L6! It features works by both LGBTQ and Allied artists: Jon Chad, Laurel Lynn Leake, Eric Kostiuk WIlliams, and John Lisle to name a few!
Artistic Director: Sasha Velour (Sasha Steinberg) is a comics artist and drag queen. Sasha is particularly interested in developing queer literary comics, and is currently working on an epic graphic novel about the Stonewall uprising of 1969 which he is releasing serialy. His works can be found in QU33R, Comics Workbook Magazine, Suspect Device (#3 & #4), and Maple Key Comics.
Editorial Director: Johnny Velour (John Jacob Lee) is a stage performer who spent the majority of his twenties dancing across the country in a pair of gold high heels. He received warm notices for his portrayal of George in the stage version of The Wedding Singer (a role created for the screen by Alexis Arquette). He also acts as choreography consultant, personal milliner, and boyfriend to Sasha Velour. This is Johnny’s first and Sasha’s third time exhibiting at SPX.
Pop by (L6) and give us a kiss, Darlings!