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Samuel R. Delany

Bio: A noted science fiction writer, Samuel R. Delany published his first novel, The Jewels of Aptor, in 1962 when he was 20. He has since written over a dozen highly-respected SF novels, including the Return to Neveryon series. He teaches at Temple University. All his friends call him "Chip." Delany's comic book writing includes an early original graphic novel, Empire: A Visual Novel, which was fully-painted by Howard Chaykin in 1978. He also scripted Wonder Woman for two issues in the early '70s. As well he did a story with Chaykin for Epic Illustrated. He's written about comic books in his published criticism, and has been interviewed in The Comics Journal.

Bread & Wine: An Erotic Tale of New York is a 48-page graphic novel from Juno Books drawn by Mia Wolff. An autobiographical work, it chronicles how Chip came to meet and live with his current life-partner, Dennis. An unusual aspect of the story is that, when they met, Chip was a tenured professor and Dennis had been homeless for six years and was selling books from a blanket on New York City's 72nd Street. After sixteen years, they still live together. The book features an introduction by Alan Moore.


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