We’re pleased to announce the two newest additions to the Northwest Press catalog: Tom Bouden’s Positive and Sam Saturday’s Why Do You Cry When I’m on Top? Both books are available now on Gumroad and will be available for the iPad/iPod touch/iPhone shortly.
Positive is a “graphic novelette” by cartoonist Tom Bouden (Max and Sven, The Importance of Being Earnest) in which he invites you to meet Sarah, a young woman whose life is about to be turned inside out when she discovers that’s she’s HIV positive. Sarah and her partner, Tim, go on a harrowing journey through shock and uncertainty, pre-dawn pill schedules, side-effects, well-meaning friends, tasteless jokes, medical missteps, and ultimately, hope.
“Positive is a story with the universal message of how to live life without being afraid,” writes GayLeague.com‘s Joe Palmer in the introduction to the book. “This is the story I wish I’d been able to read after my diagnosis years ago. It is the story I hope everyone regardless of his or her sero-status will have the opportunity to read and by which to be inspired.”
Also debuting is Sam Saturday’s Why Do You Cry When I’m on Top?, a collection of hilarious and probably NSFW comics from his series “Load”. Sam’s delightfully blunt and hormonal take on omni-sexual goings on is funny, sexy, and just plain wrong in all the right ways.
Both books are available now on Gumroad in mega-compatible PDF format, and will soon be available on iTunes/iBooks for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.