B&D Press is a micro publisher based in Montreal, Canada.
It is run by Eloisa Aquino and Jenny Lin.
B & D stands for “bug and duck.”
With “The Life and Times of Butch Dykes”, B&D Press pays homage to the glorious lives of famous lesbians. This series of zines is written and illustrated by Eloisa Aquino. Each zine is 16 pages in black-and-white laser-printed interiors with Colour laser-printed cover, 4 inches x 5 inches.
Havela Vargas – The romantic singer lived life to the fullest and defied cultural and gender taboos in Mexico. Online here.
Gladys Bentley – A jazz musician of the crazy Harlem Renaissance in 1920s America redefines women’s roles.
JD Samson – The gender bender rock/dance star mixes good times and politics.
Claude Cahun – Photographer, political activist, writer, performer, the French artist is in many ways still an enigma.
Gertrude Stein – The avant-garde writer was a well of contradictions and her immense influence is felt to this day.
Martina Navratilova – The tennis star broke many new grounds on sport, but her achievements for the gay movement are also impressive.
Jenny Shimizu – First and only Asian American openly gay super model – and very butch on top of that.
Judith Butler – The philosopher and public intellectual would probably laugh at being called a “butch dyke” after spending her life fighting rigid gender definitions.
Audre Lorde – Poet, teacher, warrior, lesbian, mother: Audre Lorde had many self-definitions, and her life and work reflected the passion of her convictions.
Brazilian Singers – This divas and rockers of several generations of Brazilian female singers are mysteriously overwhelmingly lesbians. But why? And is this even true?
Gloria Anzaldúa – The poet, theorist, and teacher was a pioneer in Chicano feminism and an experimentalist who created unique and new ways to express “borderland” ideas.
Naked on the 6 train : M4M, Montreal, B&D Press, no date, 2,5″ x 4″, photocopy, 8 pp.
Jenny Lin, The Queers, Montreal, B&D Press, 2015, 13 x 19 cm, color photocopy, 44 pp.
Eloisa Aquino, Pajuba, Montreal, B&D Press, 2015, 12,8 x 16,5 cm, riso printing, 20 pp.