CBQ Series I:

Under the Pink Sky

CBQ Episode 1

CBQ Episode 1

The Child of Woe
This is where to start! Joey is a runaway who has come to the big city to die. He’s only got starting equipment and no plan. Come along and see what he finds under the pink sky.

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CBQ Episode 2

CBQ Episode 2

The Forsaken People
Joey explores the Castro District and eats the world’s best pizza. Then, he makes a startling discovery; it’s a place for the gays and he ain’t no homo! He needs to level up to deal with this mess!

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CBQ Episode 3

CBQ Episode 3

Mike the Lesser
Joey wanders the Castro, homeless and broke. A mysterious stranger tries to invite him to hang out. It’s hard to be cool when you haven’t bathed in three days. Guest staring Harvey Milk Plaza.

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CBQ Episode 4

CBQ Episode 4

Court of the Orange Prince
Mike let’s Joey crash for the night, but he has some bad intentions. Joey wrestles with who he is. He don’t want to be gay , but being gay will get him a place to sleep.

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CBQ Episode 5

CBQ Episode 5

The Devil in the Details
Totally Meta title bro. Joey finally gets to take a bath five episodes in! Mike seems to be looking out for him. Mike’s a nice guy, swear to god.

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CBQ Episode 6

CBQ Episode 6

Fine Clothes For Men
Joey makes a new friend, gets a new look, and learns something about himself. He’s starting to come around to the idea he might be a gay. Gay Make Over episode!

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CBQ Episode 7

CBQ Episode 7

The Fine Art of Taking a Drag
The final steps of Joey’s transformation begin. His past comes forward and the reason why he ran in the first place is revealed, as is the truth about Mike.

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CBQ Episode 8

CBQ Episode 8

Joey’s transformation continues, but he longs for his family. Mike gives him a brand new one. Where have we seen that mohawk before? I think somebody owes Joey a coffee.

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CBQ Episode 9

CBQ Episode 9

The adventure under the rainbow continues as Joey meets two other runaways that Mike has ‘saved’. He’s such a nice guy! Guest-starring the Sega Master System this is a can’t miss episode.

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CBQ Episode 10

CBQ Episode 10

The boys are getting pizza and going to the beach, what could possibly go wrong? A unique look at the 80’s Castro featuring Clone, Dragqueens, Transvesites, and more. Here’s the beef!

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CBQ Episode 11

CBQ Episode 11

Joey ain’t the only person in this story. Let’s see what Mike is doing! It’s probably something really nice for Joey and the boys! I bet he’s going to get them a scooter. Mike is a stand up kinda guy.

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CBQ Episode 12

CBQ Episode 12

Jayce and Joey sip the booze, drink the coffee, and spill the tea. Joey learns that caffeinated beverages have soul and persona, while Jayce teaches him how to underage day drink

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CBQ Episode 13

CBQ Episode 13

Starlight, Starbright
Contemplation of the beautiful, the acrid smell of hate, the broken wings of hope all upon my dinner plate. Nom,nom,nom,nom.

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Get a look under the rainbow

Get the deep dive into CBQ and learn what was behind the mind that created it. Learn who inspired what characters, what was real and what was pulled from the rainbow ether.

Discussions about production, what goes in what goes out, and the moods and music that fuel the art.  CBQ is one of those stores that has many layers and there’s a lot to tell about the Castro in the 80s

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Copyright @ 2009 by Jo Vasquez

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