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Elisha Lim

Elisha Lim is a comics and video artist and writer.  Lim earned a masters degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 2003, and also received an honours B.A. from that institution with a double major in Anthropology and English. Lim is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto where they are writing on race and social media.
100 Crushes book cover

Graphic Novel (Mixed forms)

100 Crushes

Toronto: Koyama Press, 2014.

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

100 Crushes compiles five years of queer comics by Elisha Lim, including excerpts from Sissy, The Illustrated Gentleman, Queer Child in the Eighties, and their cult series 100 Butches, as well as new work. It’s an absorbing documentary that travels through Toronto, Berlin, Singapore, and beyond in the form of interviews, memoirs, and gossip from an international queer vanguard.

Toronto-based artist Elisha Lim’s work celebrates the dignity and power of being neither straight, nor white, nor cis-gendered. In 2011 they also successfully advocated for Canadian gay media to adopt the gender neutral pronoun “they.”

Awards and Honours

2015 Lambda Literary Award–LGBT Graphic Novels (Finalist)


Elisha Lim personal website

Publisher Koyama Press

Elisha Lim Interviewed by Anne Ishii in The Margins (Dec 11, 2014), Asian American Writers’ Workshop

Interview, with Vivek Shraya, by Theodore Kerr in Lambda Literary