Q!C is an independent blog and zine publication celebrating queer media and identity. It’s been many other things since it began in 2013—adapting to the needs of its contributors.

Right now, Q!C is the experiment of Brisbane-based author Wolfram-Jaymes Keesing. They use Q!C to deliver youth workshops on responding to media, seminars on developing book publishing skills through zines, and events that connect curious minds with their local LGBTIQ+ organisations.

Rather than pressing political views, Q!C prioritises how queer folk develop their own identities through interactions with media. It encourages LGBTIQ+ folk to reach outside their tribes and engage in larger conversations about queerness.

Q!C’s purpose won’t change, but will soon expand to include podcast content produced through That’s Not Canon.

Watch this space for updates.



On Heartstopper

I loved Hearstopper. But are we too eager to ignore its rotten foundations? Given its origin as a fujoshi webcomic targeting female readers, and adaptation by a company facilitating transphobia, one has to question how we as producers deliver these queer narratives to young viewers.

Hide by Matthew Griffin

Wendell and Frank create a comfortable home and live out their lives in secret. But now they’re old, and Frank is dying, and Gay Liberation passed them by decades ago. Hide follows their final days together, isolated in the woods, as they come to terms with their failing mortality.

Interview w Hope D
April 22, 2022

Brisbane-based singer/songwriter Hope D talks to Frooty Magazine about her upcoming tour with Noah Dillon and Platonic Sex.

Article: Beginning With Zines
February 20, 2022

An interest piece designed to advertise a Queensland Writers Centre workshop on developing publishing skills through zine authorship. Unfortunately, this project was cancelled due to the Brisbane floods.

Oh My Rebel Gods

Here I use Will Kostakis’s Monuments series to discuss the didactic function of young adult fiction, as well as the sheer joy of being able to access queer, Australian authors at our local pop culture conventions.

Finn & Rye & Fireflies by Harry Cook

A wonderful book bogged down by its author’s desire to explore topics he knew nothing about. This article questions whether the ridiculousness of this novel might be harmful for its insensitive approach to exploring gay aversion therapy.

Interview w Lisa Rose
February 10, 2022

Queer Screens Film Festival director Lisa Rose discusses their 2022 program, including their in-cinema events, discussion panels, and On-Demand content.

Interview w Brandon Martignago
February 09, 2022

Dulcie’s Bar owner and local partnership chair, Brandon Martignago, discusses The Glittering Mile and how its returning history and community to Mardi Gras.

Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian

An indulgent nerd-out over a killer title. Building on Nazemian’s own experiences growing up, Like A Love Story switches between three teen protagonists as they navigate class, immigration, HIV activism, and longing in 1980s New York.

Q!C Top Eight Queer Comics 2019

Sharing my thoughts on some of the most breathtaking discoveries, updates, and revisits of 2019. Artists include Ethan M Aldridge, Alan Kaplan, and Maia Kobabe.

Interview w Darren Hayes
February 09, 2022

Darren Hayes returns to perform in Australia for the first time in ten years, bringing his new single ‘Let’s Try Being In Love’ to home soil as he headlines Mardi Gras 2022.

Interview w Anthony Skuse
February 09, 2022

Director Anthony Skuse and New Theatre stage Hugh Whitmore’s ‘Breaking the Code’: the story of Alan Turing as he was in life, and the impression he left on queer activists in death.

Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard

Never have I ever been this afraid for the protagonists of a YA novel, or found such a mixed sense of relief in its ending. But that’s what life in Geraldton is like for Charlie, Zeke, and Hammer.

Stranger Than Fanfiction by Chris Colfer

Our Glee star and The Land of Stories author has this curious publication floating around discount outlets largely because it instructs young readers on topics most adults don’t think they’re ready for (but they absolutely are).

Interview w Maeve Marsden
November 18, 2020

The wonderful, the brilliant, the amazing Maeve Marsden shares her thoughts on adapting Queerstories for podcast during lockdown, and finally returning to stage for Antidote Festival at the Sydney Opera House.

Interview w Craig Boreham
December 11, 2019

Aussie filmmaker Craig Boreham discusses his Rainbow Shorts program and how, as a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards, he’s proud to highlight LGBTIQ+ filmmakers at Flickerfest.