Sale!Pickles by: Leia Weathington, Konstantin Pogorelov,
The term “pickle” can refer to almost any perishable foodstuff soaked in brine or vinegar but to most Americans, pickles are simply a cucumber transmuted into a salty sandwich topper.
The varieties are endless, Dill, Butter, half, whole, chips, tangy little ones called cornichons… High grade gourmet pickles that go for $8.99 a jar, limp mass produces spears that sell for $3.29 or $5.00 for two jars if you have a club card.
The average ingredients of a jar of kosher dill pickles are as follows: fresh cucumbers,water, distilled vinegar, salt, less than %2 of high fructose corn syrup, dried garlic, calcium chloride, spice, sodium benzoate, mustard seed, dried red peppers, natural flavor and polysorbate 80.
But Etta Levy doesn’t care about any of that. What Etta cares about is that each pickle is about five calories.
It was charming eccentricity. The slender pretty girl in her early 20′s, impeccably dressed, hiding jars of pickles around the office. For birthdays parties and christmas co-workers would gift wrap jars of Claussen and Vlassic. The Vice President of the company went on vacation to New Orleans one year and brought back a pricy half tub of home made pickles from the French Quarter’s Central Grocery. Etta was delighted and went home to the two bedroom apartment she shared with her boyfriend to put them in the fridge.
“Are you shitting me?” John leaned in the door of the kitchen and watched his girl friend shift things around shelves to make room for the newest member of the pickle family. “They gotta stop giving you these things because we can’t afford to buy another fridge.”
“We don’t have room for another fridge anyway.” She said.
Etta’s hand appeared over the fridge door holding a tupperware container.
“Can we throw away this potato salad?”
John snatched it away. “No! That’s mine!”
“Why? How old is it? It looks old.”
He shouldered Etta out of the fridge and tenderly placed his potato salad on top of the pickle tub. “I bought it like, two days ago. It’s still good.”
` She pushed at him. “It’s gross.”
“It’s delicious and I was going to share but now I don’t think I’m going to.”
“I didn’t want any of your nasty -” She began but John cut her off by sealing his mouth over hers.
He fucked her on the kitchen counter, his hands spread around her tiny hips, spidering across her flat belly. All of his favorite parts. She wound willowy arms around him and clung.
Rated 4.60 out of 5The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors by: Elizabeth Beier $14.99 – $24.99
Elizabeth Beier chronicles true-life romantic tales as she breaks up with a long-term boyfriend and navigates a brave new world: dating women. Beier tackles the complexities of sexuality and self image with a conversational and immediate art style and stories anyone who’s ever struggled with dating can relate to.
Three #1 by: Rob Kirby, Joey Alison Sayers, Eric Orner, $2.99
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”).
Fearful Hunter #2 by: Jon Macy $4.99 – $12.00
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.
Rated 4.00 out of 5The Legend of Bold Riley #2 by: Leia Weathington, Zack Giallongo, Terry Blas, Victoria Grace Elliott, Liz Conley, $2.99
Bold Riley, still reeling from a tragic loss, continues southward with no real destination or purpose. On the desolate Broken Head Moors, she’s rescued from a terrible storm by an aged weaver whose fantastic tapestries may foretell the shape of what’s to come.
Written by Leia Weathington with art by Zack Giallongo and Liz Conley, a pinup by Victoria Grace Elliott, and a cover by Terry Blas.
Available in assorted colors and styles.
Now you can wear Brinson Thieme’s stunning portrait of Leia Weathington’s Bold Riley!
Publisher: Northwest Press
Publisher: Northwest Press