The Toronto Comics Art Fair (TCAF) is nigh! Friday I’ll be on 2 panels: one on LGBTQ Comics in Libraries at 9:45am, and the other on maintaining life and work balance as a cartoonist (or, “my life as a headless chicken”) at 1pm. Then, I do a signing event at Glad Day Books (the world’s oldest LGBT bookstore!) with Zan Christensen that night at 7pm. Saturday and Sunday I’ll be tabling with my buddy Robert M. Kirby at table 202 in the Toronto Public Library! Come and check out our wares! Finally one more panel at 12:15pm on Sunday on Queer Comics. Whew!
No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, the book I edited for Fantagraphics, has been nominated for both the Eisner (the most important American comic book industry award) and the Lambda (the most important LGBT literary award) for Best Anthology! Best validation ever.
Just finished drawing Freddie Mercury’s dramatic entrance in my Henry & Glenn Forever story! Still needs some touch-ups…
I head to the AWP Writer’s Conference in Boston on March 6-9th to promote the new MFA in Comics at the California College of the Arts! My first time at a non-comics convention… Whatever will I do at a con without any inappropriate Wonder Woman outfits?
Batman ON Robin, the show of homo-erotic slash art of the dynamic duo I co-curated with Rick Worley, opens tonight at Mission Comics and Art! It’ll be up through early March… The range of the art we got is frankly bat-tastic, from comics art to tattoo art to paintings to etchings to a freaking kite! Here’s one of my contributions, from a series, which I’m calling Bat Sutra Position 1: Entering the Bat Cave (edited to be SFW).
No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, the book I edited for Fantagraphics, has been named one of the Top Ten books of the year by the GLBT Roundtable of the American Library Association, thus confirming my belief that librarians are the coolest, sexiest, and most awesome people ever!
My partner Nash and I traveled to Thailand over the holidays, and did a guest lecture at the Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya Buddhist University (yes, that’s the real name!) in Chiang Mai. Our friend Steven Epstein teaches conversational English to the monks there, and we did a whole class on making comics… It was a blast!
Just finished the last class of the semester! We created La Cocina Comics, an anthology based on the recipes and stories of participants of the La Cocina non-profit incubator kitchen project. It was a great project, and I’m proud of what the students accomplished. Here’s my student Ebun (in a mask, of course) holding the book…
Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever #1 is finally going back into print now with the special bonus of a limited edition variant cover by Jim Rugg!
These should be available in Jan 2013! And issue #2 should follow soon after that!
Pinch me, I’m dreaming! No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics was favorably reviewed by the New York Times Book Review, the granddaddy of them all! Here’s the link. I was at Bent-Con down in Burbank this weekend (which was amazing!) when the review came out… Here’s me holding up the review with Bent-Con president, the lovely and talented Sean Z: