So I had a lovely dinner with Charles Brownstein from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund when I was in San Francisco for APE last month, and agreed to work on an article about creating LGBT sections in comic book stores. I’ve been trying to do retailer outreach over the past year on that very same [...]
Here’s the second of my ongoing “Retail Spotlights”, to highlight those comics shops that want to reach out to LGBT customers. The goal is to connect queer folks who are already comics readers to shops they can go and find the stuff they want to read, as well as invite LGBT communities around the country [...]
So here’s something new: I’ve put out a call to retailers to let me know about their shops that cater to LGBT readers, and am going to run “Retail Spotlights” highlighting them. The goal is to connect queer folks who are already comics readers to shops they can go and find the stuff they want [...]
The first “real” day of Comic-Con after Preview Night was capped off with the opportunity to chat with some of the most fun and interesting people involved with Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, including Dark Horse editor Scott Allie, writer extraordinaire Jane Espenson, and Andrew himself, Tom Lenk. I had worked up a bunch of starter [...]
Check out this 10-page preview of Charles “Zan” Christensen and Mark Brill’s The Power Within right here on Northwestpress.com, thanks to an embedded Google Docs viewer. The book is available to order through Diamond Comic Distributors using item #JUL111189. Ask for it at your local comics shop!
May is travel month, and the whirlwind tour is only half over! I was at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival representing Northwest Press and Prism Comics, and it was a great experience. I didn’t get out into the show as much as I would have liked, but I moderated an excellent panel discussion on identity [...]
Hey folks! We’re about two-thirds of the way through our fundraising period for The Power Within, and we need your help to get the rest of the way there! Mark has been hard at work coloring the book, and has shared three new pages with me, which you can see at “The Power Within” Kickstarter [...]
UPDATE! I’ve been talking to some comics pals about contributing single-page strips or pinups to the project, and so far I’ve gotten commitments from Archie’s “Kevin Keller” creator Dan Parent, Gail Simone and Phil Jimenez (the latter two will be doing a page together!) I’m thrilled that these talented folks are on board to support [...]
Mark Brill and I worked on an anti-bullying comic for 24 Hour Comics Day this past October, and we sold a preview version of the finished book at a few conventions over the past few months. We’re working on doing a full print run of the book very soon. In the meantime, check out this [...]
Jon Macy, creator of Teleny and Camille, was one of the recipients of last year’s Prism Comics Queer Press Grant for his druid/werewolf love story, Fearful Hunter. The second issue is coming out soon, and Jon’s released a movie trailer for the book. It looks kick-ass!