G.B. Jones [with exhibition invite]
New York, NY: Feature, Inc., 1996. Softcover, staplebound. Offset printed. 8vo. (8 ½ x 11 in.) Includes exhibition card. (4 ½ x 6 in.). Item #4836
G.B. Jones is a filmmaker, artist, and founding member of Canadian queer punk band Fifth Column. She published legendary queercore fanzine J.D.s (Juvenile Delinquents) with fellow queer filmmaker Bruce LaBruce. Her drawings reimagine Tom of Finland drawings with lesbians instead of gay men – depicting autonomous women through fantasies of bikers, punks and degenerates in the style of and situations similar to those drawn by Tom of Finland. These Tom Girl series of drawings are published here beside stills from videos, excerpts from JBs, and essays and commentaries by Dennis Cooper, Vaginal Davis, and several others. This book, published in the United States, was seized at the border and officially banned in Jones’ native Canada.
Includes tipped in GB Jones exhibition card for “Tom Girl Drawings” at Feature Gallery, drawing show with GB Jones and Tom of Finland drawings, at Feature gallery on Broome St in New York, 1991.