People and places come and go, but the after-party never stops when it's 2AM Eternal.
Your host, Eric Kostiuk Williams, captures a decade of nightlife in Toronto's queer community, from basements to the backstage to back rooms. Collecting one hundred event posters from 2012 to 2022, short comics stories, and hand-written notes from the author, the organizers, the performers, and the crowd, 2AM Eternal makes a scene - until last call. The pandemic prompts a series of posters for cancelled events, and a pivot to digital events in the days of lockdown, before the manic, uneasy re-emergence of face-to-face, wall-to-wall living.
About the Author
Eric Kostiuk Williams is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Toronto, Ontario. He graduated from Ontario College of Art & Design University's illustration program in 2014. Kostiuk Williams first came to international attention upon the release of his self-published series, Hungry Bottom Comics, which fuses memoir and cultural critique to explore internalized homophobia in the gay community, the rise of hookup apps, and the struggles in finding community.