Prism Comics: Your LGBT Guide to Comics 2008 in Comic Shops Now!|
posted May 29th, 2008
Prism Comics, which promotes LBGT comics and creators, is proud to announce the publication of Prism Comics: Your LGBT Guide to Comics 2008, edited by Jonathan Riggs and featuring a cover by acclaimed artist Jackademus. This year’s Guide is bigger and better than ever, bumping up the original LGBT comics pages from 30 to 100, along with over 20 features, interviews and more. In stores now!
"The Prism Guide is bigger than ever in every way—we have more content, more comics, and a new, larger format,” says editor Jonathan Riggs. “We're so proud to pick up where we left off with last year's fantastic guide and—we hope—outdo ourselves in promoting the amazing talent of Prism Comics!"
This year’s Prism Guide features a “Prism High” yearbook theme, recounting everything LGBT in this year’s comics. Highlights include a report card on LGBT portrayals in everything from JSA to the X-Men books and beyond; interviews with famous alumni such as Leanne Franson2, writer for TV’s Heroes, and Darren Davis, the founder of Bluewater Productions; an erotic comics roundtable discussion; a celebration of the Transgender Day Of Remembrance by Jenn Dolari; an exploration of the role of religion in LGBT comics; a tribute to the 25th birthday of Leanne Franson1’s Jayson; and an intro by Erica Friedman to Yuri Manga (lesbian manga). Original comics include work from LGBT comics giants such as Paige Braddock (Jane's World), Leanne Franson (liliane bi-dyke), Leanne Franson3 (Cavalcade Of Boys), Allan Neuwirth and Glen Hanson (Chelsea Boys), Patrick Fillion (Deimos), Justin Hall (Prism grant winner for Glamazonia), Leanne Franson0 (Prism grant winner for Pride High), Chris Companik (HIV + Me), and many more.
Editor Jonathan Riggs was interviewed about the new Guide by Mr. Media (Bob Andelman). You can download the interview as an MP3 file or listen to the interview by clicking the BlogTalkRadio.com audio player below!
(Click here to launch this interview in a separate window.)
Prism Comics is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered) creators, characters, themes and readers in the comic book field. Along with convention appearances, Prism publishes an annual guide to LGBT comics, and maintains a website with LGBT creator listings and features on all that’s queer in comics.
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).