“The Ultimate Fan Guide to RuPaul’s Drag Race” by John Davis and illustrated by Paul Borchers— A Celebration

Davis, John. “The Ultimate Fan Guide to RuPaul’s Drag Race’, Illustrated by Paul Borchers, Smith Street Books, 2019.

A Celebration

Amos Lassen

Here is a RuPaul’s Drag Race “herstory” lesson like no other. Her book celebrates all the queens from seasons 1 to 10 and so much more! Here is the dish on a great reality show and a guide that celebrates all the queens that have attacked  the runway from seasons 1 to 10 and All Stars seasons 1 to 3. This means that all 127 fierce performers are included. Author John Davis also gives the reader an insider’s guide to drag terms, and includes inspiring quotes from RuPaul, and stats and facts on all the “lip-sync battles, the mad fashion moments and the feuds and friendships that make this series so exceptional.”

John Davis is an Australian nightclub DJ and event promoter with loves RuPaul’s Drag Race. Since he constantly works with drag royalty, he has learned the true importance of these performers to mainstream culture as well as to queer history. He can easily recite the chronological order of elimination of every Drag Race contestant while debating the importance of a winner’s sewing skills over comedic ability. Paul Borchers is a New Zealand born, Dutch artist based in San Francisco. He’s been working on a variety of art and commercial projects since early 2000, collaborating with artists from all over the world. Paul is also an illustrator and graphic designer and has created editorial and covers for Rough Trade, Men’s Health, Demon Records, Virgin, Avantgarde Magazine and many more. Recently he has embarked on more animation work and produced animated videos promoting Stephen King’s It and the Justice League for Village Roadshow.

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