The Power Within by: Charles “Zan” Christensen, Mark Brill, Donna Barr, Matthew Clark, Phil Jimenez, Andy Mangels, Carla Speed McNeil, Dan Parent, Greg Rucka, Stephen Sadowski, Gail Simone, $2.99 – $4.99
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.”
Sale!Pride Postcards by: Bishakh Som, John Curtis Jennison, Jr., J. Tana Ford, Diego Gómez, Sina Grace,
We created this set of six postcards as a way to celebrate Pride in 2020, while we’ve all been practicing social distancing, working from home, and taking extra care to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. Pride Postcards are a way that each of us can send colorful images of Pride to people we care about, all over the country and stay in touch.
Little David by: David Cantero $4.99
From the mischievous mind of David Cantero comes Little David, an exploration of all the ways kids become part of a family, from same-sex parents to in-vitro fertilization to adoption to step-parents. Meet Little David and all his Little friends as they ask questions, make jokes, and figure out that they’re not really that different after all.
Postcards from Queer Cartoonists: Benefitting Queers and Comics 2019 by: Alison Bechdel, Ajuan Mance, Breena Nuñez, Carlo Quispe, Dave Davenport, Diane DiMassa, Dylan “NDR” Edwards, Elizabeth Beier, Ellen Forney, Eric Kostiuk Williams, Gengoroh Tagame, Howard Cruse, Ivan Velez, Jr., Jeanne Thornton, Jennifer Camper, Jon Cairns, Justin Hall, Katie Fricas, Liuxing Johnston, Michael Fahy, Nicole J. Georges, Paige Braddock, Phil Jimenez, Rachael House, Rob Kirby, Rosa Colón Guerra, Rupert Kinnard, Sam Orchard, Sara Lautman, Sonya Saturday, Steve MacIsaac, Tim Paul, Victor Hodge, William O. Tyler, Bishakh Som, Beldan Sezen, $20.00
Support the bi-annual Queers and Comics Conference with this diverse and beautiful limited edition collection of postcards with comic art from 36 LGBTQ cartoonists! Available at a special preorder price until May 1st. All proceeds go to support the Conference, which is coming up in May in New York City.
Available in assorted colors and styles.
Tell the world that you love diversity in your comics and in your comics community!