“Why don’t you just come out already?”
“How can you be bi if you’re married?”
“You’ll do it with anything that moves.”
For all their differences, gay and straight people are often united in their problems with bisexuality. People who follow their hearts wherever they lead, regardless of gender, are still usually met with disbelief and suspicion.
From confessional, personal accounts to erotic flights of fancy to undersea identity politics, this collection of comics invites the reader to step outside of the categories and explore the wild and wonderful uncharted territory between “gay” and “straight”.
Featuring comics and illustrations by Adam Pruett, Agnes Czaja, Alex Dahm, Amy T. Falcone, Ashley Cook & Caroline Hobbs, Bill Roundy, Ellen Forney, Erika Moen, Jason A. Quest, Jason Thompson, John Lustig, Jon Macy, Josh Trujillo & Dave Valeza, Kate Leth, Kevin Boze, Leanne Franson, Leia Weathington, Lena H. Chandhok, Margreet de Heer, MariNaomi, Maurice Vellekoop, Melaina, Nick Leonard, Powflip, Randall Kirby, Roberta Gregory, Sam Orchard, Sonya Samantha Saturday, Stasia Burrington, Steve Orlando, Tania Walker, and Tara Madison Avery & Mike Sullivan.
Featuring an introduction by editor Charles “Zan” Christensen and a foreword by PoMoSexuals author Carol Queen, PhD.
Royalties from the sale of this book are being donated to Prism Comics, the nonprofit organization that’s been helping LGBT comics, creators, and readers for over ten years!
Check out a discussion panel with the editor and some contributors from Emerald City Comic-Con 2013…
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Winner of the 2014 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Anthology!
QU33R, from editor Rob Kirby, features 241 pages of new comics from 33 contributors—legends and new faces alike.
In 2012, Justin Hall edited a book called No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, that took readers on a journey from the beginnings of LGBT comics history to the present day. QU33R is an all-new project featuring queer comics legends as well as new talents that picks up where No Straight Lines left off. We’ve set down our history, now QU33R shines a light on our future!
QU33R had its genesis in an all-color queer comic zine called THREE, which featured three stories by three creators or teams per issue. Rob Kirby published three installments of THREE annually from 2010 to 2012, and the series did well, garnering not only an Ignatz nomination for Outstanding Anthology or Collection but also earning Rob the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant in 2011.
Producing the anthology was immensely gratifying, but featuring just three comics and publishing only once per year meant a lot of cartoonists weren’t getting the exposure they deserved. The publishing opportunities for queer cartoonists and queer subject matter are still limited, even today, and Rob longed for a wider distribution than he was able to manage on his own. He approached Northwest Press about doing a bigger compendium of all-new work.
While THREE was happening, Justin Hall was preparing his book No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, which Fantagraphics published in the summer of 2012. No Straight Lines traced the history of queer comics from their humble beginnings in the late 60’s/early 70’s all the way up to the present. The book was a whopping, award-winning success. Rob got to thinking that a follow-up volume—a sort-of-sequel focusing on all new work—would seal the deal, informing the world at large that we are still here, still queer, and still producing fresh and innovative work. He wanted to include not only several queer comics veterans, but also some fresh new faces and a few folks who haven’t necessarily belonged to the orthodox “queer comics scene” but have been doing non-heteronormative work all along.
QU33R features over 240 pages of new comics from a cross-generational lineup of award-winning LGBTQ cartoonists.
Stand up against bullying! Featuring all-new comics from Marc Andreyko (Batwoman), Sina Grace (Li’l Depressed Boy), Vasilis Pozios, Marguerite Sauvage (Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman), Kristopher White (Father Robot), and MANY more! Proceeds benefit organizations including GLAAD, Prism Comics, and Stand For The Silent.
We all have a place where we belong. Featuring all-new stories from Howard Chaykin (American Flagg), Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), Chris Roberson & Dennis Culver (Edison Rex), Adam P. Knave (Amelia Cole), Jed Dougherty (World’s Finest), and many more! Proceeds benefit organizations including GLAAD, Prism Comics, and Stand For The Silent.
Dave Davenport and Justin Hall launched Hard to Swallow Comics with a simple premise: that erotic comics should be great stories as well as being sexy. The series ran from 2006 to 2009 and featured everything from werewolves and skater ghosts to pirates and porn stars. Now the whole series—plus a whole issue’s worth of new material—has been collected into one deluxe volume!
Watch the video trailer for the book below:
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Thirteen short stories of terror, mayhem, and destruction which offer something highly unique in a genre that demands certain characters be only heroes or victims… gay villains! Prose collection with an introduction by Lambda Literary Award winning editor Tom Cardamone.
Cover by Joe Phillips.
So what is evil? What makes a person a “villain?” Is it intent to harm…or is it something deeper than that?
Each one of the thirteen authors in this amazing collection has taken a completely different approach to answering this question. They have gone above and beyond expressing the idea of evil and supervillainy. They get to the bottom of why villains are the way they are, and what they hope to gain from it. These are dangerous women wielding Absolute Power… and they’ll be glad to let you know exactly why you should fear them.
Cover by Agnes Czaja, introduction by lesbian comics tastemaker Erica Friedman.
Download a special 25-page preview of the ALPHABET anthology from Stacked Deck Press, celebrating the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. The full book features new work by nearly 50 wonderful comics creators.
The ALPHABET anthology includes work by Scott Adams, Ahri Almeida, Tara Avery, Elizabeth Beier, Christianne Benedict, Bex, Paige Braddock, Tod Brower, Jennifer Camper, Vi Cao, Ted Closson, Tyler Cohen, Howard Cruse, Dave Davenport, Dylan Edwards, Tana Ford, Melanie Gillman, Diego Gomez, Dylan Good, Roberta Gregory, Ashley R. Guillory, Justin Hall, Pam Harrison, Victor Hodge, Soizick Jaffree, Emeric Kennard, Rupert Kinnard, Robert Kirby, Maia Kobabe, Jeff Krell, Hanna-Pirita Lekonnen, Ed Luce, Steve MacIsaac, Jon Macy, Ajuan Mance, Knave Murdok, Hazel Newlevant, Hanna Oliver, Eric Orner, Zak Plum, David Quantic, Carlo Quispe, Sonya Saturday, Mike Sullivan, Dax Tran-Caffee, Robert Triptow, Josh Trujillo, and Kelsey Wroten.
The fourth issue of Steve MacIsaac’s Shirtlifter contains another standalone episode of “Unpacking”, MacIsaac’s graphic novel in progress, which he began in issue three.
Matt is a Vancouver graphic designer who has begun spending time with a visiting businessman. The catch? The businessman is straight. And married. And their no strings relationship begins to get tangled.
This issue also features an excerpt from “The Liar” by Justin Hall (Glamazonia, Hard to Swallow) and selection of “Dick” strips from Ilya (End of the Century Club).
The digital edition contains 12 pages of bonus materials giving readers a look behind the scenes in the creation of “Unpacking”.
Recipient of Prism Comics first annual Queer Press Grant, SHIRTLIFTER is a series of queer-themed short fiction comics from STICKY artist Steve MacIsaac.
The third issue of this award-winning series collects the first three chapters of MacIsaac’s online serial “Unpacking”, about the development of a relationship between a committment-phobic graphic designer and a corporate executive who isn’t quite everything he seems. This third volume also features contributions from Justin Hall (Hard to Swallow) and a new cartoonist named Fuzzbelly. Hall’s contribution is an excerpt from his upcoming graphic novel The Liar, while Fuzzbelly’s is an autobiographical rumination on eroticism.
The expanded digital edition features newly enhanced scenes and bonus artwork.
Young Bottoms in Love compiles a sampling of the acclaimed webcomic anthology and includes more than 40 creators, from award-winning comics professionals to top amateur talent.
Proceeds from the sale of this digital book benefit Prism Comics, a nonprofit organization supporting LGBT comics, creators and readers.
“Amazing! I love Young Bottoms in Love.” — Alison Bechdel (Fun Home, Are You My Mother)
Created and edited by Robert Kirby, Three is an all-color queer comics anthology series featuring 3 new stories by 3 different creators or groups of creators per issue. This second “all-duos” issue features comic collaborations by Britain’s Sina Evil and Jon Macy, author of the Lambda Award-nominated Teleny and Camille; alt-comics vets Jennifer Camper teamed with cover artist Michael Fahy; and “Go-Go Girl” creator Craig Bostick with the author of Rainy Day Recess, David Kelly.
This issue, the first in four years, concludes Steve MacIsaac’s “Unpacking” graphic novel. Starting in Shirtlifter #3, “Unpacking” follows Matt, a gay graphic designer living in Vancouver. Newly-single after the sudden dissolution of an eight-year relationship, Matt is living in a new apartment he can’t seem to quite move into, and is wary of becoming involved with anyone ever again. His commitment to remaining single is challenged when he begins spending time with Connor, an Australian-ex pat who identifies as straight, is married to a woman, and seems to be the only person capable of cutting through Matt’s defenses.
Also features new stories from Jon Macy and Eric Kostiuk Williams.
Geeks OUT’s first anthology comic, POWER, has arrived! POWER is a full-color, 100-page journey featuring dozens of creators from all over the world, exploring the theme of empowerment and strength.
Edited by John Curtis Jennison, Jr.
Robert Kirby has teamed up with Northwest Press for a digital edition of his comics anthology THREE. This terrific book offers three stories from three different creative teams each issue, and features the cream of the crop of queer comics talents. The first issue includes stories from Eric Orner (The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green), Joey Alison Sayers (Thingpart, Just So You Know) and Robert Kirby (Boy Trouble, Curbside).
Nominated for two 2011 Ignatz Awards: Outstandng Anthology and Outstanding Story (Eric Orner’s “Weekends Abroad”).
Three #3, published with the aid of the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, brings you all-new queer comics goodness, starting off with an 8 page Wuvable Oaf tie-in story by Ed Luce; “Fly Like an Eagle,” from Carrie McNinch, which tells of her stoner-teen high school years back in 1979 Los Angeles; and “Oh No!” a crazy, very funny all-star comics jam instigated by Jen Camper, featuring Jen, Ivan Velez, Jr., Howard Cruse, Diane DiMassa, Ellen Forney, Joan Hilty, and editor Robert Kirby.
You get every in-print Northwest Press book published to date, plus all the digital editions in 3 formats, with no digital-rights-management (so you can put them on as many devices as you want).
Included is everything in the video, plus our latest releases: A Waste of Time #3, Dash #4, Mama Tits Saves the World, and Hard to Swallow!)
30 books and comics in all—take a look at the full list here—a $500 retail value!