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Eric Schlegel

Email: skippingout@gmail.com
Websites: "Skipping Out" Website, myspace

Bio: Born, bred, and pastured in Los Angeles, Eric has been an artist since the age of 4... when it was discovered he could draw trees better than anyone else in pre-school! He eventually moved on from trees and began drawing comics.

By the age of 15, Eric had already established and distributed a panel comic called Ardie Bird, and a superhero-action book series called Watubee. Throughout his life, he has attended a variety of art courses and schools, including Pasadena Art Center College of Design. You might even catch his name in the Spongebob movie credits.....

Eric's love of gay activism bloomed at the age of 18. He has joined and facilitated LGBT youth groups such as Rainbow Youth Alliance and CITY Project L.A. He's also volunteered with L.A. Shanti, Christopher Street West, and the City of West Hollywood.

Eric's activism takes page in his newest creation, "Skipping Out"; An embrace of gay stereotypes, satire of the community, and the life of a good-natured sap named Skippy trying to understand it all. Using the characters of "Skipping Out" as his "incidental activists," Eric hopes to open a few minds as well as provide a few chuckles.


RECENT PRISM COMICS FEATURES

THE LATEST PRISM BOOTH & EVENT SCHEDULE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON [UPDATED!]
[News, Posted 7/23/09]
Hey kids! San Diego Comic-Con International 2009 got underway Wednesday night with a super-successful Preview Night. You can follow all the queer happenings at the Con by swinging by the Prism booth,#2146 and picking up a copy of The Gay Agenda, or downloading and printing your own copy ahead of time. See you there!

PRISM ANNOUNCES COMIC-CON 2009 PLANS! PARTY, PANELS, SIGNINGS, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS, AND BATWOMAN!
[News, Posted 7/14/09]
San Diego, CA - Prism Comics, which supports LGBT comics, creators, issues and readers is excited to announce its biggest slate of programming ever at this year's San Diego Comic-Con International (July 22-26, 2009), featuring four panels, a mixer and silent auction, creator signings, portfolio review, “Young Heroes” party, and the debut of the new Prism Guide! "San Diego Comic-Con continues to be the best way for Prism to reach the LGBT comics audience,” said Ted Abenheim, Event Chair of…

PRISM COMICS AT THE WEST HOLLYWOOD BOOK FAIR - SUNDAY, SEPT. 28
[News, Posted 9/24/08]
It's "Queer Comics Weekend!" in California this weekend - September 27 and 28 - with Justin Hall and his gang at Folsom, Yaoi Con in San Francisco (http://www.yaoicon.com) and Prism Comics presenting a booth and a panel at the 7th Annual West Hollywood Book Fair Sunday, September 28 10 am - 6 pm West Hollywood Park Prism Booth D21 (on the basketball courts) 647 San Vincente Blvd between Santa Monica and Melrose West Hollywood, CA 90069 http://www.westhollywoodbookfair.org Free parking…

PRISM ANNOUNCES COMIC-CON 2008 SCHEDULE: EXPANDED BOOTH, PANELS GALORE, SUPERHERO DANCE PARTY AND MORE
[News, Posted 7/14/08]
This is it! Prism's full slate of events for San Diego Comic-Con International 2008, jam-packed with panels, parties, special events and special guests including Perry Moore, Ariel Schrag, Phil Jimenez, Marc Andreyko, Joe Phillips, Dave Davenport, Lynx Delirium, Charles Christensen, Gail Simone, Judd Winick and many many more! Prism is especially proud this year to offer an expanded booth, with special booth partners, plus portfolio review for those interested in applying to the Queer Press Grant! Read on!

PRISM'S COMIC-CON CREATOR SIGNING SCHEDULE
[News, Posted 7/19/06]
To further help fans at Comic-Con: International plan their days (what--The Gay Agenda isn't enough?), here's the full signing schedule by day and time for the Prism Comics booth (#2148): Thursday3-4 pm Chip Kidd Fridaynoon-1 pm Surge of Power1-2 pm Eric Schlegel2-3 pm Jeff Krell3-4 pm Darren Davis & Terrance Griep4-5 pm Greg Rucka & Jen Van Meter6-7 pm Dave Davenport Saturday11-noon Tim Fishnoon-1 pm Darren Davis & Terrance Griep1-2 pm …


RECENT OFFSITE FEATURES

COMIC-CON: GAY COMIC-DOM STILL RUNS STRONG
[Source: Gay and Lesbian Times, Added: 7/24/08]
Only recently becoming acknowledged as a serious art form in mainstream culture, comic books have served for decades as a powerful tool of humor and satire. For the GLBT community, the growing...

SKIPPING OUT
[Source: Skipping Out, Added: 8/22/07]
Skippy has been referred to as the "straight" man for a world of stereo-typical characters in the gay community. He lives in a strange city with stranger people (particularly his roommate, Mattie),...

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