Turns out the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was just the opening that the terrorists were waiting for! This witty, sexy, spy tale sends up Republicans, the War on Terror™ and gay clichés from A to Z. The end of the world was never so fabulous!
From the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning Teleny and Camille comes the first installment of a tale about young lovers in a queer Celtic fantasy world. Oisin, a druid on the eve of his initiation, meets Byron, a troubled werewolf, and they fall in love, but will they be allowed to remain together?
The digital edition includes special features including all new design and cover artwork, video book trailers for books one and two, and eight sketchbook pages.
Fearful Hunter was the recipient of the 2010 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant.
Oisin, a shy young druid, lives in a ferocious world of sacred sexuality and erotic elder gods. When he falls for Byron, a simple wolf who only mates for life, their love threatens the plans of those who desire a forbidden power. Do the star-crossed lovers stand a chance when lascivious Druid masters and savage elder gods threaten their fragile new relationship?
Punk music, pickup trucks, and psychedelic earth magic add an urban spin to this captivating queer Celtic fantasy world.
Written and drawn by Jon Macy, with bonus stories and art by Justin Hall, Dave Davenport, William O. Tyler, Steve MacIsaac, Dylan Edwards, Sina Sparrow, René Capone, Agnes Czaja, and Sean Z. Maker.
A comic book tackling the subject of teen bullying and suicide, written by Charles “Zan” Christensen and drawn by Mark Brill.
Shannon gets picked on a lot; his dad and teachers think he should just “fit in” more, but that doesn’t help. So Shannon escapes into a super-powered alter-ego whenever he’s in a bad situation. But will the power within be enough to save him?
In addition to the main story, the book contains bonus pages by a collection of comics industry heavyweights, including Gail Simone (Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey), Phil Jimenez (New X-Men, Wonder Woman), Greg Rucka (Detective Comics, Gotham Central), Matthew Clark (Outsiders, Wonder Woman), Stephen Sadowski (JSA, Warlord of Mars), Dan Parent (Archie, Kevin Keller), Donna Barr (The Desert Peach), Andy Mangels (Gay Comics, Iron Man: Beneath the Armor) and Carla Speed McNeil (FINDER).
Copies of The Power Within are available free of charge to youth services organizations and teachers’ groups. Please contact us by email to request copies. The book contains discussion questions so that the book can be used as a tool to start a conversation about issues of bullying and harassment.
Review at Gay.com by Jase Peeples — “Moved by the rash of suicides committed by bullied LGBT teens last year, Christensen and Brill took it upon themselves to create a story they hope will reach others in a way only comics can.”
Interview on Tacoma KOMO — “Imagine a world in which bullied teens are protected by muscled superheroes. It sounds fantastic, but this is exactly the world Zan Christensen and Mark Brill have created in a new comic intended to help teens cope with bullying and harassment in school.”
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:
Los Angeles, 1940: Private investigator Dash Malone can’t shake the feeling his lover, Johnny, is hiding something. Strange deaths start occurring throughout the city while a mysterious woman named Zita Makara begs Dash to take her case. When a grisly murder connects all three, a terrifying mystery unfolds.
After the shocking events of the last issue, Dash is now on the hunt for the mysterious Zita Makara. But will a violent interrogation by his former colleague turned rival, Detective Bruno Fernez, prevent him from stopping another murder?
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.
Pride High is an award-winning independent comic book series about a gay-straight alliance at a high school for superpowered youth.
This special edition of the first issue is optimized for digital reading and gives readers a great introduction to the series.
Pride High writer and co-creator Tommy Roddy was the co-recipient of Prism Comics’ 2008 Queer Press Grant.
Rick the cartoonist rabbit is growing desperate for success, while his creations—including a coke-addicted teddy bear and a broken robot—have their own plans for his career. Things start to take a sinister turn, and Rick surprises even himself with the depths of pandering to which he’ll sink.
Find out why Capitol Hillbillies is a comic strip like no other in this deluxe collection with almost 200 strips chronicling the adventures of four gay dudes in Seattle. Dating, video games, plenty of sex jokes, and even a unicorn for good measure. A must for any LGBT reader!
Includes a foreword by Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf)!
In this all-new tale, Todd joins Archer and his mother on a journey to England to help Archer’s grandmother move. Gran is adamant that her old house is haunted, Archer is adamant that it isn’t. Will Archer’s skepticism lead to his peril, or is Gran amusing herself with a huge wind-up? Includes a selection of choice PiQue strips from the comic’s 14-year run!
Worried about Rick’s prospects for a successful art career, his creations decide he needs some inspiration. They set out to find his favorite artist, the reclusive Bill Watterson, whether Watterson wants to be found or not.
Jon Macy, longtime contributor to gay comics publications such as Gay Comics and Boy Trouble, has adapted a moving and erotic gay love story from the classic Teleny: Or the Reverse of the Medal. attributed to Oscar Wilde and his circle of writers and poets.
Camille, a wealthy young gentleman in Victorian London, falls in love with the handsome and mesmerizing pianist Teleny. While Teleny performs on stage, the two star-crossed lovers discover they share a psychic link in the form of an erotic vision. While Camille struggles to resist his homosexuality Teleny is being pursued by others. After telepathically witnessing the erotic encounters Teleny has with both sexes, Camille attempts suicide. Teleny rescues Camille physically and emotionally with his rapturous love forsaking all others. In this newfound happiness Camille tries to forget that Teleny owes much of his success to the generosity of the women who desire him.
Fans of gay comics and gay love stories will devour this sensual tome.
Read the entire first chapter right now! (This preview has had a few images obscured in order to make it more acceptable for general audiences; the full graphic novel is sexually explicit and is intended for adult readers only.)
Interview with Outlook Columbus — “The bottom line? This book is fun. It’s unique, academic and sexy. Teleny and Camille is far and away the most innovative gay novel of the past few years. I caught up with other Jon Macy to talk about his creation.” — Mackenzie Worrall
Northwest Press Interview on Comic Book Queers — Comic Book Queers’ EvilJeff takes over L.A. with the help of Zan Christensen of Northwest Press who brings his lackeys Justin Hall, creator of Glamazonia and Jon Macy, he of Teleny & Camille fame.
Interview on The Feast of Fun podcast — “Based on Teleny, the secret round-robin novel written by Oscar Wilde and his anonymous circle of friends, the classic work of erotica is now visually re-interpreted by Macy in all its lush, sexual excess. Join us as we take a look at the origins of modern gay culture in Victorian England, the origins of one guy one jar, the complicated man that was Oscar Wilde and how to cruise for sex in ye merrie olde England.”
Eric Orner’s groundbreaking comic strip, “The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green”, debuted in 1990 and appeared in papers in a hundred cities across the US, Canada and the UK. Now, for the first time, every subversive, laugh-out-loud funny, and occasionally surreal episode from the gay everyman’s 15 years in print is in one deluxe collection. Includes behind-the-scenes stories from the author, bonus strips, and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author David Ebershoff.
The true stories (or ones inspired by true stories) in Diary of a Catering Whore appeared weekly online and chronicled the author’s time as a catering waiter in San Francisco. While he retired the tux years ago, he offers you the chance to relive those times here.
This special digital edition of Diary of a Catering Whore: Year One features all of year one plus some special bonus stories.
Zita Makara is out for blood and Dash is in her sights! Can he stop her before another life is lost? Is she really the monster she appears to be…or is someone else pulling the strings?
The first full-length collection of irreverent and sweet comic strips from Rick Worley. Featuring a foreword by StevieD and EvilJeff from the Comic Book Queers podcast.
Foul-mouthed, sex-obsessed and misanthropic, Rick is no ordinary cute cartoon rabbit. The strips in this hysterically funny, surprisingly sweet collection range from fantasy tales about a closeted fundamentalist teddy bear, an oversexed fox, and a doomed robot love affair to autobiographical comics that share maybe a little too much information about the author. In their quest for contentment, the characters fail, fail, and sometimes fail again, but they never stop looking. There’s always the chance they’ll find that one person who was worth the search.
Or maybe not.
“There’s a brutal frankness and honesty coming from these foxes and teddy bears that you rarely see anywhere else. Comics are the one of the last havens to be truly offensive and beautifully unapologetic.” — from the foreword by StevieD and EvilJeff from the Comic Book Queers podcast.
“Beautifully drawn, hilarious, wistful, profane and very human. Rick Worley’s A Waste of Time knocked me out.” — Robert Kirby, creator of Curbside, Boy Trouble and THREE.
“Rick Worley’s insightful A Waste of Time comic strips are simultaneously tender and perverse—like his bunny.” — Howard Cruse, author of Stuck Rubber Baby and Wendel.
In a dank Los Angles jail cell Zita Makara reaches back through the ages to give Dash the truth he’s been seeking. But will he be able to accept it before an ancient evil monster finds them? A major turning point in this thrilling series that you cannot miss!
Cartoonist Jeff Krell, creator of the classic gay cartoon series “Jayson”, opens up the vault and shares rare comics, photos and other treasures as he tells the story of how “Jayson” came to be.
The comic strip, which takes a lighthearted look at gay life in the big city, debuted in 1983 in the Philadelphia Gay News, then achieved national acclaim in Gay Comix, Meatmen, and in syndication.
Join Krell as he takes you through “Jayson’s” early years, sees him to the highest heights and into the depths, then celebrates his triumphant return for new adventures.
Everyone is Someone’s Fetish is the fourth volume of Finn and Charlie Are Hitched, and the first in full color!
Finn and Charlie Are Hitched is a weekly slice-of-life comic about a gay couple—Finn and Charlie, who are married—and their friends. There’s Candy, who has just become reacquainted with the daughter she gave up for adoption 22 years ago, Krys. There’s Corey, a young gay man trying to figure out who he wants to be, and his on-again, off-again indie-rock boyfriend, Ken, who has become Krys’s best friend. There’s Finn’s neurotic brother Gus, and there’s Nina and Mike and their two kids, the very manic Katie, and their special-needs toddler, Bennie.
From the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning Teleny and Camille comes the third installment in a tale about young lovers in a queer Celtic fantasy world. Druid Oisin and werewolf Byron explore the town and the werewolf camp to find each others’ pasts, while the Druid masters hatch their plot to separate the boys.
The digital edition includes special features including all new design and cover artwork and 10 sketchbook pages.
Fearful Hunter was the recipient of the 2010 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant.
“Like Teleny and Camille, we once again see his beautiful black-and-white art, but now he has proven his talent as an original writer, as well. It’s a rare gift that a natural storyteller has skill with both words and images, but Macy does.” — Steven Surman, Broken Frontier
Winner of Prism Comics first annual Queer Press Grant, Shirtlifter is a series of queer-themed short fiction comics from STICKY artist Steve MacIsaac.
This first issue features the self-contained story “Unmade Beds.” Set amidst the gay expatriate culture of Tokyo, the comic is a quiet and lyrical examination of cross-cultural adjustment and sexual parity.
This new edition features re-inked, and in some cases redrawn, artwork and 8 pages of bonus material including alternate pages, sketches, and a feature on the evolution of a comics panel from inspiration to completion.
Rickets the broken robot and Prester the born again teddy bear finally discover the whereabouts of the elusive Bill Watterson; he’s spent decades as the prisoner of a deranged Jim Davis, forced to draw Garfield comics! Can our heroes rescue Watterson from the clutches of this commercial enterprise, or have they arrived too late?
From the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning Teleny and Camille comes the second installment in a tale about young lovers in a queer Celtic fantasy world. Druid Oisin and werewolf Byron attempt to save their budding romance from erotic tentacled gods and jealous sorcerers. Also includes the short story, “The Farmer and the Fox”.
The digital edition includes special features including all new design and cover artwork and 25 sketchbook pages.
Fearful Hunter was the recipient of the 2010 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant.
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”.
How Would I Know if You’re Dreaming? is the third volume of Finn and Charlie Are Hitched, and contains comics run online in 2010 and 2011. It includes such storylines as Charlie’s Indie Rock Beard, Finn’s Dream, Candy’s Long-Lost Daughter, and When Finn Met Charlie.
“Humor isn’t hard to find in comics, and keen observations of life and relationships are common enough in art, but rarely are these two qualities combined as enjoyably as they are in Hitched.” – Jeffrey Brown, author of Clumsy and Darth Vader and Son
From 1995 to 1998, David Kelly’s “Steven’s Comics” ran in LGBT and alternative newspapers around the country. This comic strip explored the world of a sensitive boy coming of age in the seventies, with all its joys, quirks, and heartbreaks. Rainy Day Recess: The Complete Steven’s Comics collects the entire Xeric-Award-winning series in one volume suitable for young adult and adult readers, with additional material created specially for this collection.
The book also includes a foreword by advice columnist and It Gets Better Project founder Dan Savage; Northwest Press will be making a donation to the It Gets Better Project with every copy sold.
Includes a foreword by It Gets Better founder Dan Savage.
You can read a preview of Rainy Day Recess: The Complete Steven’s Comics right here on the site.