Rated 3.00 out of 5RISE: Comics Against Bullying #2 by: Joey Esposito, Kristopher White, Erica Schultz, Adam Pruett, Marc Andreyko, Sina Grace, Christian Beranek, Brandon Barrows, Josh Southall, Tio Lavranos, Vasilis K. Pozios, MD, Marguerite Sauvage, Scott Larson, John Gomes, Elizabeth Amber Love, Carolyn Belefski, David Seltzer, $2.99 – $4.99
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.
Hard to Swallow by: Dave Davenport, Justin Hall, BiL Sherman, Steve MacIsaac, Drub, Brad Rader, Jon Macy, Victor Hodge, William O. Tyler, Julian Cardozo, $14.99 – $39.99
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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Young Bottoms in Love by: Abby Denson, Adam Dekraker, Adam Leveille, Andy Swist, Ariel Guzman, Bill Roundy, Craig Bostick, Dave Ortega, Dave Roman, David Kelly, Decker, Fábian Álvarez López, François Peneaud, Frank Muse, Gregory Lockard, Howard Cruse, J. Brett Hopkins, Jack Lawrence, Jay Laird, Jeff Krell, Jen Van Meter, Jim Gladstone, Jr., Justin Hall, Kyle Cummings, Martin Schneebalg, Melody Nadia Shickley, Michael J. DiMotta, Monica Gallagher, Nate and Mike K., Noel Miciano, Paige Braddock, Phil Good, Rachel Millar, Randall Kirby, Richard Ruane, Rob Kirby, Roger Zanni, Stephen Sadowski, Steven Walters, Ted Manning, Theo Bain, Tim Fish, Tim Piotrowski, William O. Tyler, $9.99
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)
Three #3 by: Rob Kirby, Carrie McNinch, Diane DiMassa, Ed Luce, Ellen Forney, Howard Cruse, Ivan Velez, Jr., Janelle Hessig, Jennifer Camper, Joan Hilty, Marian Runk, MariNaomi, Matt Runkle, Michael Fahy, $2.99
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.
Rated 4.00 out of 5QU33R by: Rob Kirby, David Kelly, Rick Worley, Justin Hall, Jon Macy, Steve MacIsaac, Craig Bostick, Jennifer Camper, Tyler Cohen, Howard Cruse, Diane DiMassa, Kris Dresen, Dylan “NDR” Edwards, Michael Fahy, Edie Fake, Nicole J. Georges, Terrance Griep, Andy Hartzell, Ed Luce, MariNaomi, Carrie McNinch, Annie Murphy, L. Nichols, Jose-Luis Olivares, Eric Orner, Carlo Quispe, Marian Runk, Christine Smith, Sina Sparrow, Sasha Steinberg, Ivan Velez, Jr., Amanda Verwey, Eric Kostiuk Williams, $9.99 – $39.99
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.
No Straight Lines