Websites: YU+ME, I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space, Meaty Yogurt, Darlin' It's Betta Down Where It's Wetta (Adult Content NSFW)
Bio: Megan "Rosalarian" Gedris discovered webcomics in 2002, and immediately started her own. Not yet out of the closet, she wrote under the alias "Anonymous Manga" doing gay boy comics to really throw people off the trail.
But she couldn't help but notice a very unequal balance between gay boy comics and lesbian comics. Where were the comics she could relate to?
Finally, in 2004, she set to right this. She started YU+ME, a love story between two girls in a Catholic high school. It has been going strong ever since, with fans around the world. Volume One of the printed series was made possible with a Prism grant (2007), with six volumes total. It ran for over six years, finally ending on October 25th, 2010.
She applied for the QPG with the intention of using the grant to publish other creator's works as well, and Rosalarian Comics has since published 3 other series under its line.
In 2006, she entered Platinum Studios first annual Comic Book Challenge, where she didn't win but got a publishing deal anyway. Her story, I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space!!! was published, and is also available on the web.
Her next series, Meaty Yogurt, features a straight woman as the main character, but is filled with various queer characters around her. This is her test to see if you only like her for her lesbian characters. ;)
She was also recruited by Gina Biggs to do a series for Filthy Figments, a female-friendly, female-created webcomic porn site. It's crazy fun.
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YU+ME Book 1
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YU+ME Book 5
YU+ME Book 6
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[News, Posted 7/23/11]
It was an awesome Friday at Comic-Con! I finally got to meet Megan Gedris, who was the first recipient of Prism’s Queer Press Grant. Her talent was very clear to me, from the first time I saw Megan’s submission YU+ME. It was so fresh, so heartfelt and so skilled, that I knew she was here to last. And to date, she has not only produced six (!) volumes of YU+ME (with #6 premiering at the CON) plus I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space, but started her own…
MEET RACHEL DUKES AND MEGAN GEDRIS AT THE PRISM BOOTH! PREMIERING SEVERAL NEW BOOKS EXCLUSIVELY FOR COMIC-CON!
[News, Posted 7/22/11]
Rachel Dukes and Megan Gedris will be appearing at the Prism Comics Booth #2144 from 2-7pm each day from Friday through Sunday at San Diego Comic-Con International 2011! They are debuting several new books from Poseur Ink (which is partnering with Prism, along with having its own booth #O-16) at the Con including Gedris’s YU+ME: dream volumes 5 & 6, Tab Kimpton’s Khaos Komix: Amber and Nay, and Mike Schmidt’s Material Girl.
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[News, Posted 9/13/10]
Just a couple of days until the Queer Press Grant deadline (September 15th!), so we decided to check in with Megan Rose Gedris, who received the grant in 2006 for her submission, YU+ME. She has continued with this series as well as producing other terrific work such as I Was Kidnapped by Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space!!!.
DAVID: Megan, how are you?
MEGAN: I am frazzled. My summer has been filled with juggling four comic projects, a full time day job, and a long…
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[Queer Eye on Comics, Posted 11/8/09]
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[Spectrum, Posted 9/17/09]
We catch up with Queer Press Grant Winner Megan Rose Gedris! She spills the beans on I Was Kidnapped By Lesbian Pirates From Outer Space!!!, YU+ME and her more! Read on!
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[Source: Huffington Post, Added: 7/25/11]
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[Source: AfterEllen.com, Added: 9/16/10]
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[Source: Two Guys Talking Webcomics, Added: 6/10/10]
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