Emil 30 years old’s video maker, is at the head of the first French Youtube channel of two gay fathers: « Chez Papa Papou ». In his video at the same time funny, inspiring and committed, Emil talks about baby and parenthood, but not only … Thanks to his perception about homoparenthood’s family, he gives us, filterless his amused eye to this own right world: moods, tricks, actualities, products’ testing, books’ column and interviews.
For these two dads, this channel’s idea was to take back a word that had been take away in 2013 by the opponent to Mariage pour tous (“Wedding for everyone”). Emil and Yo think that the equality go through the visibility and that it’s necessary to show the reality with concrete ways, to knock over the fantasy and the prejudice of some people. That’s why, their approach wants to be sweet and optimistic, to simply and kindly say that yes, it’s possible to have a family when we are homosexuals. Their belief “because we are more than parents” is a way to affirm that the parents’ sexuality doesn’t disappear when the child is born. They try to fade step by step the lifeless parent’s stereotype.
Beyond Youtube, the two dads are also active among association, such as Contact association which promote the dialogue between LGBTQ+ and their family and friends.
Chez Papa Papou will be at the Y/CON 7 for the homoparenthood’s conference with Eli Easton and Murielle Douru.
Chi-tan is the BL enthusiastic alter ego of Japanese born manga artist Chie Kutsuwada.
After graduating Royal College of Art, London, now she is based in Brighton, working as a professional manga artist and creating many comics and illustrations, which are often very delicate and romantic, very much in BL/Shojo style.
One of her latest commercial projects are the every two month illustrated columns for Mainichi Weekly, which is published by one of the major Japanese news paper companies, about life and culture in the U.K. As the personal projects, Chi-tan is trying to transform Shakespeare’s Sonnet into BL manga format and also restart the long stagnated original BL web comic, Nobody Kisses Me Like That.
Her commercially published books are available at the most of English speaking countries. Also some of them are translated in Turkey, France, Italy and Spain.
Besides creating manga comics, she also attends many manga-related events in and out of UK and runs manga workshops at schools, libraries, and museums, such as the British Museum, the British Libraries and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Chi-tan will attend our Y/CON 7 and will participate in our conferences and debates!
Nobody Kisses Me Like That (temporary stopped BL Manga project)
Eli Easton has been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, and organic farmer, Eli has been a M/M romance author since 2013. She has published over 30 gay romances. Eli has loved romance since her teens and she particular admires writers who can combine literary merit, genuine humor, melting hotness, and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time.
In romance, Eli is best known for her Christmas stories because she’s a total Christmas sap. These include Blame it on the Mistletoe, Unwrapping Hank and Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles. Her Howl at the Moon series of paranormal romances featuring the town of Mad Creek and its dog shifters has been popular with readers. Her series of Amish-themed romances, Men of Lancaster County, has won genre awards. In 2018 Eli hopes to do more of the same, assuming they reschedule the apocalypse. Eli currently publishes with Dreamspinner Press and Riptide as well as self-pubbing titles.
Eli Easton will be at the Y/CON 7 for the homoparenthood’s conference with Chez Papa Papou and Murielle Douru.
Eva Carlton has always loved two things: dance and drag. At 16, after attending a drag queen show, he decides to try out the art. He drops out to enroll a dancing school where he meets Mia Fry! It was the start of a succesful journey.
If Eva learned about dancing and make-up at schools, he’s a self-learner at hairdressing and styling though he orders his dresses. After several years of performing abroad, he settles in 2003 in Paris at infamous cabaret Chez Michou.
Eva Carlton will perform a glamourous show and he will lead a workshop about drag!
Born in 1976 and graduated from Graduate School of Applied Arts in Paris, Muriel Douru is a professional illustrator for fashion, publishing and decoration, blogger and author for kids and adults.
She has published the first kids’ books about homoparentality (Dis mamanS in 2003) and Cristelle et Crioline in 2011, a tale which talks about homosexuality for kids, and L’arc en ciel des familles in 2014 which describes all kind of family nowadays (heteroparenthood, homoparenthood, single-parent or blended family). In 2016 her first graphic book for adults is published by Marabout Edition: Beyond the lipsticks – Chroniques d’un coming-out which is followed in 2017 by Chroniques d’une citoyenne ordinaire engage by the publishing house Hugo&Cie.
Committed against homophobia, for the equality, the environment and animal’s protection, it’s on her blog that she shares her reflexion: Atelier Août à Paris
Murielle Douru will be at the Y/CON 7 for the homoparenthood’s conference with Chez Papa Papou and Eli Easton.
Rohan Lockhart, formerly known as 6san, is the author of Gmo-Project, a Boy’s Love online fiction started in 2011. Dreaming of someday sharing his stories as webcomics, he started to write them since drawing is not his forte… Regularly illustrated by talented artists, Gmo-Project eventually ended up as a novel on paper at the insistance of readers. It was even published in the USA via Yaoi Revolution!
Now, the series has almost countless volumes, and bonuses that Rohan Lockhart regularly offers to the fans. Forever expanding his universe, notably through doujinshis, the author also keeps writing other series…
Rohan Lockhart will attend a roundtable besides SaraDeek.
Piros Coltman is a homoerotic’s illustrator and painter, by its drawing he wants to transpose the desire. His work is based on the study of live, human and animal. Thanks to his pens, Piros models bodies, shapes masculine anatomy and sharpens the eyes thanks to lights and captivating contrasts. For him, the homoerotic concept is symbolized by the couple Eros (the love) and Thanatos (the death), an odd balance between love, death and desire. He is also fascinated by Renaissance painter and Greek, Egyptian, Celt and Native American’s mythologies. His graphic researches are built up around the idea that every human being hide an animal side scorned, but for lack of pride the human being is rushing towards its own destruction.
His drawings, most of them are in black and white, are created with graphic lead, charcoal or Indian Ink. Sometimes colors accentuate some of his composition in the background. Watercolor, Oil or digital paints, oil pastel and crayon, Piros has once again more than one string to your bow.
Chez Papa Paper did an interview of Piros Coltman: Interview
Come to see Piros at the Y/CON 7 for meeting and conferences!
Anna Madill, is a researcher in Social Sciences deeplys interested in Boy’s Love. Indeed, she wrote 9 research papers and held severals conferences on that matter. Funded by the British Academy, she aims to further understand readers and producers of manga, particularly YAOI, from an Anglophone perspective.
Currently, she’s conducting her research with an online survey. You speak english, you’re at least 16 years old, fluent (enough) in English, and a reader and/or producer of manga, particularly of YAOI? The link is available at the bottom of this presentation.
Anna Madilll is Chair of Qualitative Inquiry in the School of Psychology, University of Leeds, UK. She is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the Academy of Social Sciences. She co-founded and chaired (2008-11) the BPS Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section. Anna’s projects include research funded by the British Academy on Boys’ Love manga.
Anna Madill will join us at the Y/CON to participate in debates and conferences, as well as Yao Zhao, a doctoral student she supervises for her research on Chinese Boy’s Love.
Zhao, Y. & Madill, A. (forthcoming). The heteronormative frame in Chinese yaoi: Integrating Chinese fan interviews with Sinophone and Anglophone survey data
Madill, A. (2018). Erotic Manga: Boys’ Love, Shonen-Ai, Yaoi and (MxM) Shotacon
Madill, A. (2017). Men on the market: Feminist analysis of age-stratified male-male romance in Boys’ Love manga.
Inko is UK based Japanese manga artist. Her visual works often imply cross overs of modern & traditional Eastern and Western cultures, which comes from her studies at Kyoto Zokei university of Art & Design in Japan, and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in UK before she kicks off her career as a manga & comic artist.
She frequently joins various conventions, art projects, gives talks at museums, and deliver manga workshops in and outside UK.
Her ongoing webcomic of a funny personification of London underground Go! Go! Metro Line!
If you’re a fan of bara, then Dokkun is a name that should ring a bell: French fanzine created in 2010 by Fabrissou, DY and other artists, they count 12 issues to this day and several artist-focused artbooks. Fabrissou mostly draws homo-erotic comics in Dokkun (did I told you that “dokkun” was the Japanese onomatopoeia for ejaculation?) but he also participated in Japanese and Korean fanzines.
Being one of our regular since the beginning, we’re happy that Fabrissou will be there for a very interesting discussion with Ella Frank about sexual protection biases in fiction.