CBQ Series I:
Under the Pink Sky
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The boys are getting pizza and going to the beach, what could possibly go wrong? Special guest appearance by a Mocha from the ’80s. Spoiler: Starbucks wasn’t a thing yet. SF had 1 downtown!
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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