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River H. Kero

River Kero (he/him) is a queer Canadian artist who has just graduated with a BFA and lives in Vancouver, BC. His practice consists mostly of graphic novel work, scriptwriting, prose, and illustration. He lives with his younger brother, their dog Pogo, and his cat Matilda. riverkero@gmail.com

The Coming Out Narrative: We Deserve More

For the LGBTQ+ community, the coming out narrative is extremely important... but there are other stories that should be told about queerness.

A History of Tijuana Bibles

In the 1920s-1960s, most sexual writing and illustration was illegal. Enter the Tijuana Bibles, a genre of early underground dirty comics.

8 Graphic Memoirs by Trans Authors

In the last few years, we have seen a boom in books written by trans authors. Here are some graphic trans memoirs right on the cutting edge.

A History of Zines

Zines have travelled a long way before arriving on your bookshelf or computer screen… so let’s take a little look at where they’ve been!

Queer Historical Figures Who Need Books Written About Their Lives

These queer historical figures each lived fascinating lives and deserve to be highlighted in nonfiction. Join me in exploring their legacies.

15 Popular Indigenous Books from 2020

2020 was long, but it was also a prolific year for many authors. Let's explore the most popular 2020 indigenous books from this past year, including Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse.

Sex Workers’ Voices: 10 Books About Sex Work by Sex Workers

The best way to start the conversation around sex work is to listen to actual sex workers. Learn more on the topic with these books, including Whip Smart: The True Story of a Secret Life by Melissa Febos.

Drink Up! 7 Books About the History of Tea

What pairs better with books than a fresh cup of tea? Join me in reading seven different books about the history of tea around the world, including The Book of Tea: The Classic Work on the Japanese Tea Ceremony and the Value of Beauty by Kakuzo Okakura.

6 Informative Books for a Queer Teenager

A queer reader recommends some books he would've loved to read in his youth. Check out these books for queer teens on shelves now.