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Leanne Franson's Recommended Top Ten Comics for LGBT Readers
by Leanne Franson
[Print-ready Version]

This is not so much my “Top Ten” reading list for LGBT readers, since I would use up spots repeating such obvious and not to be missed works such as Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel, Hothead Paisan by Diane DiMassa, Stuck Rubber Baby by Howard Cruse, How Loathsome by Ted Naifeh and Tristan Crane, and, of course, the delicious Desert Peach by Roberta Gregory0. It is instead a “check out these too, once you have read the other Top Ten lists here on Prism” list for LGBT readers. Some of these are anthologies and some are lesser known zines. I hope this list will inspire you to look up individual creators who strike your fancy, and search out self-published and small press zines and books. Zine fairs and the upcoming APE (Alternative Press Expo) in San Fran are great ways to discover new material. So, in no particular order:

1) Juicy Mother edited by the sweet and saucy Jennifer Camper
Published by Soft Skull Press

This anthology has some of the most recent edgy work by a star lineup of LGBT writers including a story of an Arab lesbian, a hilarious gay wedding, and an affair between an older butch dyke and her younger niece. Watch out for Juicy Mother #2 soon.




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2) Dyke Strippers: Lesbian Cartoonists A to Z edited by Roz Warren.
Published by Cleis Press

Despite it being 10 years old, this is still the best introductory collection of lesbian (and bi) women cartoonists out there. It is a bit heavily weighted towards well-known work, but it serves as a jumping board to check out the production of lesser known creators. A great reference book with entertainment value.




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3) Dyke’s Delight 1 & 2 by Carol Bennett, Kate Charlesworth, et al.
Published by Knockabout Comics

An anthology from the British group Fanny. Some familiar faces such as Jennifer Camper and Roberta Gregory, but also a good intro for North American fans to delicious British creators Grizelda Grizlingham, Jeremy Dennis, Annie Lawson and Kate Charlesworth.




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4) Max and Lily by Kris Dresen
Published by VP Books

Max is a dyke and Lily is a boy, and Kris Dresen has been drawing their friendship in her thick cartoony lines for years now. I loved her work in print, enjoying the virtuoso use of pattern in her black and white work as much as the stories, sarcasm and political commentary, and now she is online regularly.




Buy this book here or ask for it at your local comics shop.








5) Sweet Lovin’ Baby by Ebine Yamaji
Published by Noir & Blanc

I don’t know if this yuri manga book has been translated into English... I read it in French. Sensitive short stories about human relations, often dealing with female homosexuality; the spare fragility of line compliments the fragility of the tales. I look forward to reading her graphic novel Love My Life.




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6) Anything by Robert Kirby (Curbside Boys and David Kelly (Steven’s Comics)

These guys also co-edit the anthology Boy Trouble. Focusing mainly on gay boy tales, usually charming and friendly, these two are very girl-friendly, often inviting female cartoonists to participate in their anthologies. Get everything these two touch.




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7) Red Hanky Panky by Rachel House
Published by Rachel House

Ok, I love these since they are totally bi-girl comics. I can relate. They exemplify the best in zines: personal, obviously hand-drawn, photocopied, raw, and usually funny.




Buy this book here or ask for it at your local comics shop.









8) The Adventures of Baby Dyke by Terry Sapp
Published by Terry Sapp

Another self-published, low tech zine with a totally adorable baby-dyke, who rides into San Fran on her motorcycle, and encounters big butch babes, s/m, sex toys and exotic dancers.




See this book here.









9) Cyberzone: Science Fiction for the Subculture by Jimmie Robinson
Published by Jet Black Grafiks

Jimmie Robinson, of the upcoming Image Comics Bomb Queen, cut his teeth in cartooning with self-published Cyberzone, starring the convincingly kickass and sweet black lesbian protagonist Amanda, and her metallic sidekick Gunn. Amanda and Gunn have also starred in an eponymous Image Comics miniseries.




See this book here.







10) Three in a Bed by Jeremy Dennis
Published by Jeremy Dennis

A series of photocopied zines detailing the lives of a group of flatmates (it’s British, it is!) including well-developed lesbian, bi-girl, straight and celibate characters. Lovely expressive lines, and “cheeky stories” as one reviewer put it. Jeremy (yes she’s a girl!) is apparently still cartooning, but on the web.













Bonus pick: Anything by Fish, You’ll have to dig... she is now tattooing in SF, but her wry wit (Aliens Gave Me Herpes) and chunky lines can be found in old issues of the lesbian SM zine she edited, Brat Attack: The Zine for Leatherdykes and Other Bad Girls, as well as various anthologies in the 90s.


Leanne Franson is the creator of Liliane, Bi-Dyke and is the illustrator of many children's books. Her Liliane comics are available both in the Prism Comics online store and at http://liliane.comicgenesis.com/.

All characters and images © their respective owners.

Prism Comics promotes the works of the LGBT community in comics. It does not implicitly endorse any other material or products associated with those works. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s).


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