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|PRISM COMICS ANNOUNCES 2013 QUEER PRESS GRANT RECIPIENT|
Posted October 20th, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — At the Alternative Press Expo (APE), Prism Comics announced the recipient of the 2013 Queer Press Grant (QPG) on October 13th during the Queer Cartoonists Panel moderated by Justin Hall. This year's recipient is Hazel Newlevant for her works "Dance the Blues" and "If this be sin". Prism Comics, which supports LGBT comics, creators and readers, established the Queer Press Grant in 2005 to encourage the publication of LGBT-themed comics. It is now the only grant today given to independent comic book creators.
"There were so many really talented creators applying for the grant that it was very hard to not love them all," said Jon Macy, Prism's QPG Chairperson. "Hazel's work really hit the magic balance between art, writing, and having something to say."
Hazel [Continue reading...]
|LGBT YOUTH SUPER HERO COMIC ENTERS FINAL HOURS OF FUNDRAISING|
Posted August 15th, 2013
With only a day left in their Kickstarter campaign, just short of 300 people have backed a super hero comic for LGBT youth. Comic creators Scuttlebutt Ink have raised $14,500 of their $9,000 goal to bring the first volume of their ultra-colorful Mahou Shounen FIGHT! to the comics market.
After meeting their initial goal, the creators set new goal of $17,000 to create plush toys of the comic’s ‘cute animal mascot’. Which is a scar-faced magical cat, infused with all the knowledge of the universe and a projector in his eyeball to send messages to the boys from their spirit world overlords. (Spoiler alert!)
“This is going to be a huge leg up for our business and for our chances in the comics industry,” said JD, penciller and inker of the home-grown comic made by the couple [Continue reading...]
|PRISM COMICS ANNOUNCES DEADLINE FOR QUEER PRESS GRANT SUBMISSION|
Posted July 15th, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA - Prism Comics, the leading non-profit organization supporting LGBT comics, graphic novels, comics creators and readers, has announced the deadline for the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, Prism's annual grant to LGBT comics self-publishers. The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, September 1, 2013. The Award is to be announced at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco October 12 – 13, 2013.
Did you know that Prism Comics is the only organization in the comics field which offers an annual financial grant to help aspiring comics creators publish and promote their comics? The Grant is funded by donations from readers, creators with the desire to help those just starting out, and fans who want to see more LGBT stories get published.
Comics and attitudes [Continue reading...]
|PRISM PUSHES GAY AGENDA AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!|
Posted July 14th, 2013
Prism Comics has unveiled its Gay Agenda for San Diego Comic-Con International 2013, detailing not only everything that Prism has worked tirelessly to offer, but also everything of interest to the LGBT comic book fan happening this year at the convention.
Come by the Prism Booth (#2144) to pick up your copy of The Gay Agenda or see an exclusive preview here.
|PRISM COMICS CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF CHAMPIONING LGBT CREATORS, COMICS AND READERS AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013! PANELS, 10TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION, HEROES VS. VILLAINS DANCE PARTY, AND MORE!|
Posted July 11th, 2013
SAN DIEGO, CA – At San Diego Comic-Con International 2013, Prism Comics is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a full roster of panels, creator signings, anniversary reception, and superhero dance party, featuring the best creators working in comics today including Dan Parent, Phil Jimenez, Jane Espenson, Gail Simone, among many others. Comic-Con takes place at the San Diego Convention Center from Wednesday, July 17th through Sunday, June 21st.
"Prism Comics was founded in 2003 by a small group of fans to create a safe, welcoming community for LGBT comics fans and comics creators," said Prism Comics President, Ted Abenheim. "LBGT characters, comics and creators were not in the mainstream then, but a decade has brought meaningful changes in both comics and peoples' attitudes towards [Continue reading...]
|JUSTIN HALL’S NO STRAIGHT LINES WINS LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD! NOW LOOKING FORWARD TO THE EISNERS!|
Posted June 4th, 2013
New York City, NY – The Lambda Literary Awards were announced in a ceremony held on June 3rd, 2013, in New York City. Among the many deserving winners was No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, edited by Justin Hall and published by Fantagraphics, in the category of LGBT Anthology. Justin Hall, a long-serving board member of Prism Comics which promotes LGBT comics and creators, compiled a comprehensive and exhaustive survey of queer comics, starting from the pioneers of the genre and continuing through the decades showcasing work from the generations that followed. The anthology showcases everything from lesbian underground comix, to gay newspaper strips, to bi punk zines, to trans webcomics. No Straight Lines has garnered a storm of media coverage and [Continue reading...]
|COMIC BOOK TO COMMEMORATE STONEWALL RIOTS- BIRTH OF THE GAY PRIDE MOVEMENT|
Posted May 21st, 2013
Our friends at Bluewater have sent us the following announcement:
History remembers the sacrifices of icons like Rosa Parks and the efforts of Dennis Banks, Cesar Chavez, and other great defenders of American civil rights. However, less is known about the rise of the gay rights movement, which many say started as a result of the Stonewall Riots. Bluewater Productions looks to commemorate the event and examine its legacy in an upcoming comic book.
The Stonewall Riots, scheduled for release on the 44th anniversary of the infamous New York City riots this June, centers around the events and culture leading up to the riots, the incident itself and its historical significance as the genesis of the Gay Pride Movement.
“Civil rights are not just an American tradition; it’s a [Continue reading...]
|JUSTIN HALL’S NO STRAIGHT LINES NOMINATED FOR EISNER AWARD!|
Posted April 21st, 2013
San Diego, CA – The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Nominees for 2013 have been announced and No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, edited by Justin Hall and published by Fantagraphics, was nominated as Best Anthology. Justin Hall, who has been a long-serving board member of Prism Comics which promotes LGBT comics and creators, compiled a comprehensive and exhaustive survey of queer comics, starting from the pioneers of the genre and continuing through the decades showcasing work from the generations that followed. The anthology showcases everything from lesbian underground comix, to gay newspaper strips, to bi punk zines, to trans webcomics.
This nomination comes on the heels of No Straight Lines being named a Lambda Literary Awards finalist for LGBT [Continue reading...]
|DYLAN EDWARDS APPEARING WITH NORTHWEST PRESS AT LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, APRIL 20-21!|
Posted April 17th, 2013
Dylan Edwards sent over this note to us about his appearance at the LA TImes Festival of Books (which is not to be believed--it's so big and great) this weekend:
I am going to be tabling with Northwest Press this weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books:
This is a free event, so if you're in southern California, do stop by!
In addition to pimping Transposes, I'll also be giving away my brang new Politically InQueerect bookmarks! You can get a sneak peek at them here:
Speaking of PIQue, it proceeds apace on Tapastic. I'm really liking how the color versions of the strips are turning out. Go give them a look if you haven't [Continue reading...]
|PRISM COMICS IS 'LGBT CENTRAL' AT WONDERCON ANAHEIM 2013!|
Posted March 17th, 2013
Prism Comics, a nonprofit supporting LGBT comics, creators, and readers, has released its schedule for WonderCon 2013, held in Anaheim, California. Prism will appear at the convention from March 29th to 31st hosting two panels, superhero costume party, and booth featuring a full slate of LGBT creator signings including Tara Madison Avery, Brad Bell, Jane Espenson, Jeff Krell, and more.
"Prism Comics will once again be 'LGBT-Central' at WonderCon 2013 in Anaheim. We’re looking forward to an exciting show with some great panels and some wonderful creators appearing with us. Join us at Booth 1009 near the front of Hall A."
The Prism Comics booth will host a full weekend of creator appearances:
Tara Madison Avery – creator of "Dirtheads", "Gooch", "Negativity [Continue reading...]