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ALA’S GLBT ROUND TABLE HONORS GAY-THEMED GRAPHIC NOVELS
Posted January 30th, 2014
on Robot 6
The Over the Rainbow Project, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table, announced its 2014 book list, containing works recommended for adults that “exhibit commendable literary quality and...
NEW QUEER COMICS ANTHOLOGY WILL BRING TOGETHER ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE
Posted October 12th, 2013
on Daily Xtra
New queer comics anthology will bring together artists from across the globe
HIV TAKES CENTER STAGE IN NEW COMIC OUT THIS WEEK
Posted June 29th, 2013
on Graphic Policy
PAUL KUPPERBERG ON "LIFE WITH ARCHIE" AND HIS NEW KEVIN KELLER NOVEL
Posted April 17th, 2013
on Comic Book Resources
WHEN LETTERS PAGES GO ANTI-GAY
Posted April 3rd, 2013
on Bleeding Cool
The letters page above has been doing the rounds online, with Christos Gage answering reader concerns over the presence of gay characters in Avengers Academy.
ARTIST LEAVES ORSON SCOTT CARD'S SUPERMAN COMIC
Posted March 5th, 2013
on USA Today
WHEN WOLVERINE AND HERCULES SHARED A KISS
Posted February 25th, 2013
on Bleeding Cool
HOW BATWOMAN’S BIG DECISION FITS INTO THE HISTORY OF GAY SUPERHEROES
Posted February 24th, 2013
on Wired.com
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Recent News

JUSTIN HALL’S NO STRAIGHT LINES WINS LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD! NOW LOOKING FORWARD TO THE EISNERS!
Posted June 4th, 2013
COMIC BOOK TO COMMEMORATE STONEWALL RIOTS- BIRTH OF THE GAY PRIDE MOVEMENT
Posted May 21st, 2013
JUSTIN HALL’S NO STRAIGHT LINES NOMINATED FOR EISNER AWARD!
Posted April 21st, 2013
DYLAN EDWARDS APPEARING WITH NORTHWEST PRESS AT LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, APRIL 20-21!
Posted April 17th, 2013
PRISM COMICS IS 'LGBT CENTRAL' AT WONDERCON ANAHEIM 2013!
Posted March 17th, 2013
DYLAN EDWARDS’ TRANSPOSES, ALISON BECHDEL’S ARE YOU MY MOTHER? A COMIC DRAMA, AND JUSTIN HALL'S NO STRAIGHT LINES: FOUR DECADES OF QUEER COMICS NOMINATED FOR LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS!
Posted March 6th, 2013
ATTEND BENT-CON, THE QUEER COMICS EXTRAVAGANZA, THIS WEEKEND IN BURBANK, CALIFORNIA!
Posted November 26th, 2012
"30 YEARS OF JAYSON" PANEL AT BENT-CON IN BURBANK, CALIFORNIA!
Posted November 18th, 2012
CARTOONIST MATT RUNKLE RAISING FUNDS VIA INDIEGOGO FOR RUNX TALES!
Posted November 11th, 2012
WOMEN OF WONDER DAY RETURNS FOR A 7TH YEAR ON OCTOBER 21, 2012 IN PORTLAND AND SAN ANTONIO!
Posted October 20th, 2012
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Latest News

QUEER PRESS GRANT: HAZEL NEWLEVANT'S BOOK DEBUT

Posted April 8th, 2014

Hazel Newlevant, our latest recipient, is debuting her queer press grant funded book "If this be sin" at the following conventions this year: APR 26 Brooklyn Zine Fest MAY 4 SUNY Purchase Zine Feast MAY 9-10 Toronto Comic Arts Festival JUNE 7 Olympia Comics Festival SEPT 5-7 Helsinki Comics Festival SEPT 13-14 Small Press Expo Hazel's bio: She is a cartoonist attending the School of Visual Art who has drawn and published many mini-comics, including the Xeric Award-winning Ci Vediamo. Her work was recently honored with the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. She has worked for Top Shelf and Dark Horse Comics, and is currently the co-lead editor of the digital comics magazine INK. She has been known to DJ for WSVA Radio. She  [Continue reading...]

KICKSTARTER ALERT: JON MACY'S FEARFUL HUNTER

Posted April 7th, 2014

Kickstarter Alert for one of our partners, Northwest Press: For its latest project, they're at 80% with 8 days to go for Jon Macy's "Fearful Hunter - The Complete Epic". Jon Macy, creator of the critically-acclaimed TELENY AND CAMILLE, brings a new epic romance to life in this deluxe collection. What is FEARFUL HUNTER? Jon Macy is the creator of the Lambda Literary Award winning Teleny and Camille, for which he adapted a classic anonymous erotic novel to graphic novel form. In 2010, after taking eight years to complete that momentous project, Macy turned his eye to the modern world. He wanted to create something to respond to Proposition 8, which had recently passed in his home state of California, and to use his work to speak about gay love and commitment. The story he created  [Continue reading...]

PRISM COMICS AT WONDER CON ANAHEIM

Posted April 7th, 2014

Here are the details of our Wonder Con Anaheim activity: PANEL SCHEDULE AND ROOM LOCATIONS: Queer Horror Friday, 4/18/14, 7:30p.m. - 8:30p.m. Room: 203 Wild Queer Women of the Web Saturday, 4/19/14, 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. Room: 210A We're Here, We're Queer, Now What? - New Direction in LGBTQ Comics Sunday, 4/20/14, 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. Room: 210A Check the Wonder Con Anaheim website and program book for more details of each panel, including who will be appearing. And in the exhibit hall visit us at Booth 609, where you can find comics and books to purchase. Also, artists will be available to sign (schedules TBD.) We look forward to seeing you there!  [Continue reading...]

NEW PRISM WEB EDITOR SAYING HELLO!

Posted March 17th, 2014

After being part of the PRISM board in stealth mode for the past couple of months, I felt it was high-time for me to introduce myself to you folks! So hello! My name is Kristen (officially P. Kristen Enos) and I have a few decades of experience in lesbian activism, media involvement and comic book fandom. Now as for PRISM, the board and I have been busy plotting some great stuff, including a major redesign of this website with some new features and sections. With convention season now kicking off, we will post requests for volunteers, Wonder Con Anaheim info and a really, really exciting SOMETHING guaranteed to cause some conversation and excitement across the Internet! At Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle, I will be representing PRISM at the Northwest Press booth. So stop by and  [Continue reading...]

PRISM'S DAVID PAUL BROWN (1969-2014) HE WILL BE MISSED

Posted February 2nd, 2014

We lost a very special person a few days ago. David Paul Brown, who was the Treasurer and Online Store Manager for Prism Comics for many years, passed unexpectedly around the weekend of January 25, 2014. He is survived by his partner, William O. Tyler, who writes and illustrates for his own imprint, Carabosse Comics, and for others. Our thoughts are with Will and with David and Will’s families, and we would like to share some of them with you as friends and followers of Prism Comics… “As Events Chair and current President of Prism Comics I’ve run the Prism booths at San Diego Comic-Con and other conventions for many years. We couldn’t have done these shows without the dedicated help of David Paul Brown who ran our online store, managed sales and inventory, and much more. He  [Continue reading...]

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.   [Continue reading...]

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...]

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