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.
Tommy Roddy was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. He now calls San Francisco home. He has always rooted for the sidekicks in the pages of his favorite comics. Though mostly a Marvel X-Men fan, the ‘80s run of the Teen Titans has a special place in his heart. Tommy was awarded with a lifetime membership in Blind LGBT Pride International (formerly BFLAG) for Pride High’s positive portrayal of a blind lesbian teen. He was a recipient of the third annual Prism Comics Queer Press Grant along with fellow San Franciscan, Justin Hall.
Brian Ponce is an artist/entertainer who lives in both Madison, WI and is the current Publications Director at OutReach LGBT Community Center. Brian is also the co-owner and founder of an entertainment/graphic design/ event planning company, Ravyn Entertainment LLC. Brian joined Pride Comics after seeing Tommy Roddy (creator of Pride High) searching for an artist on the GLA Yahoo Group. Brian researched Tommy’s characters and those of others involved in the development process and sent renditions of them. The rest is history. Brian left the creative team of Pride High with Issue 4 due to scheduling conflicts but remains in contact with the team and supports them in all they do.
Carl Hippensteel is the Pride High co-creator, creator of Kid Mischief and Mischief, and co-editor of Pride High. Lifetime superhero enthusiastic, Carl has written and directed plays and is now a counselor for people with severe and chronic mental illness. He lives in Chicago with his boyfriend of nearly 30 years and two cats. His favorite superhero is Superman.
Recipient of Prism Comics first annual Queer Press Grant, SHIRTLIFTER is a series of queer-themed short fiction comics from STICKY artist Steve MacIsaac.
The third issue of this award-winning series collects the first three chapters of MacIsaac’s online serial “Unpacking”, about the development of a relationship between a committment-phobic graphic designer and a corporate executive who isn’t quite everything he seems. This third volume also features contributions from Justin Hall (Hard to Swallow) and a new cartoonist named Fuzzbelly. Hall’s contribution is an excerpt from his upcoming graphic novel The Liar, while Fuzzbelly’s is an autobiographical rumination on eroticism.
The expanded digital edition features newly enhanced scenes and bonus artwork.
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.
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.
Winner of the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Erotica!
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
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.”
Cartoonist Tom Bouden (Max and Sven, The Importance of Being Earnest) invites you to meet Sarah, a young woman whose life is about to be turned inside out when she discovers that’s she’s HIV positive.
Join Sarah and her partner, Tim, as they take the journey together through shock and uncertainty, pre-dawn pill schedules, side-effects, well-meaning friends, tasteless jokes, medical missteps, and ultimately, hope.
“Positive is a story with the universal message of how to live life without being afraid,” writes GayLeague.com‘s Joe Palmer in the introduction. “This is the story I wish I’d been able to read after my diagnosis years ago. It is the story I hope everyone regardless of his or her sero-status will have the opportunity to read and by which to be inspired.”