It’s been an odd kind of lockdown with social distancing ensuring the way we work has changed for the foreseeable. But it has it’s moments of unforeseen opportunities as this month’s Gscene Magazine cover proved. Due to the lack of a COVID-19 safe photography option at the time Queenie was commissioned to produce an illustration for their June 2020 issue theme Intersectionality in our Communities. And so began a week of work creating cartoon versions of Jay Brady, Finola Brophy, Hannah Brackenbury, Aneesa Chaudhry, Danny Dywer, Fox Fisher & Owl, Matthew Hellitt, Lola Lasagne, Max Legroom, Arthur Mayhew, Graham Munday, Faerie Mushroom, Dan Nelson, Alfie Ordinary, Liz Ridgway and Affy Wajid to reflect the diversity of our city’s wonderful LGBTQI+ community. Add the opportunity to be interviewed by the wonderful Jaq Bayles and you have a Gscene issue we couldn’t be more proud of. Thanks to everyone at the magazine (especially Michele Allardyce) for making it so and here’s to providing cover again for Brighton’s best one day very soon.
Download Queen Josephine’s June Gscene front cover cartoon here and colour it in for the chance to win the following: Delicious goodies from Conscious Chocolate : A care package from Dental Health Spa : A choice of LGBTQ+ books as recommended by Gscene. Take a picture of your handiwork and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org and our expert judges – Queenie, drag favourite Sally Vate, Gscene designer Michele Allardyce and Rainbow Hub chair Chris Gull – will decide on the best. Remember to stay inside the lines people!
*Competition closes June 30th 2020