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.
Jane’s World: Volume 1 by: Paige Braddock $5.99
Meet Jane, the hapless heroine of a slightly wacky world, where women wash up on desert islands and are kidnapped by adoring Amazons, where random ex-girlfriends morph into monkeys, where best friends are always loyal (and occasionally even lustful!) and roommates never change… Not even their socks.
Now enters the heartless, hip and totally hot Chelle, who has Jane falling head over heels over office furniture. Will Chelle ever develop a soft spot for Jane? Will Jane’s roommate, Ethan, ever get a job? Will kind-hearted but aimless Dorothy ever stop pouring coffee and actually use her doctoral degree!?
Find the answers to these questions and more in Jane’s World: Volume One!
Three #2 by: Rob Kirby, Craig Bostick, David Kelly, Jennifer Camper, Jon Macy, Michael Fahy, Sina Sparrow, $2.99
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.
Fearful Hunter #4 by: Jon Macy $4.99
From the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning Teleny and Camille comes the fourth and final installment in a tale about young lovers in a queer Celtic fantasy world. Werewolf Byron races to be reunited with Druid Oisin before malevolent forces control the gods themselves!
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
Rated 4.00 out of 5The Legend of Bold Riley #1 by: Leia Weathington, Jonathon Dalton, $2.99 – $3.99
Bold Riley—who has set out to find adventure in the lands beyond her home of Prakkalore—comes across a fragment of bone that shares a tale of lost love. Riley tries to reunite the lost spirit with its beloved, but soon discovers that all is not as it seemed…
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