Queer comics have traditionally existed in a parallel universe to the rest of the comics world. These underground comics were almost exclusively serialized in gay newspapers, published by queer publishers, and sold in gay bookstores. This created an internal dialogue within the LGBT media ghetto that dealt with subject matter ranging from bawdy humor to racism within the gay community to the tragedy of the AIDS epidemic. These last forty years of LGBT comics may soon be lost to history, however, unless more attention can be brought to the work. The Queer Comics Project examines the evolution, subject matter, forms, conventions, and the future of the LGBT comics. Partnering with a major LGBT community organization, students will participate in the creation of a publication that will serve as a comprehensive survey of both the artistry and history of queer comics. As part of this larger archival project, students will have the opportunity to conduct interviews with queer comics writers and artists in an effort to create an oral history of this vitally important underground art scene.