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René Capone

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Email: rene@renecapone.com
Websites: Capone Fine Art > www.renecapone.com, Dangerous Comics > www.renecapone.com.books.html, Hedgehog Boy Review > gaycomicslist.free.fr/blog/index.php/2011/06/the-legend-of-hedgehog-boy.html

Bio: ARTIST, ANARCHIST SUPERSTAR & CARTOON TERRORIST

San Francisco based artist… Comic terrorist hell bent on sticking up for what's right and putting up a fight against evil double standards. René's questionably sane characters Hedgehog Boy, Frank the Bear and Flower Diamond are saving the universe daily!

René Carol Capone (b. September 22, 1978) is an American painter known for his depiction of whimsical, homosexual, and erotic themes; often used together.

Capone was born in Niskayuna, New York one of four children to Linda Capone and is of no relation to mobster Al Capone.

He attended the Parsons School of Design in Manhattan, New York City. Upon completion in 2000, he moved to San Francisco where he currently resides.

In 2004, GlaxoSmithKline became his first corporate collector. Private collectors of Capone's work can be found in the United States of America, Canada, Sweden, England, France, Japan, and the Netherlands.

In an 2007 interview with a San Francisco Bay Times reporter covering a solo exhibition of his, Capone came out as being a victim of severe childhood abuse. That same year René started working on his Hedgehog Boy comics as way to heal and deal with severe mental trauma. He would like to empower abused children of any age to rightfully stand up for themselves, love one another and dare to be better than what the world gave them.

He self published The Legend of Hedgehog Boy in 2008 and then followed it up with The Legend of Hedgehog Boy: Book 2 in 2010. Other publishing achievements include: Stripped: The Illustrated Male from Bruno Gmünder. His work has been featured in XY magazine, Blue, Joey, Y&A, as well as being featured widely over the world wide web.

Frank the bear is a star!


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GAY COMICS THAT ANYONE CAN READ
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‪DAVID PERRY SPEAKS WITH RENé CAPONE, GRAPHIC NOVELIST. (VIDEO)
[Source: YouTube, Added: 7/30/11]
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REVIEW: THE LEGEND OF HEDGEHOG BOY
[Source: Broken Frontier, Added: 7/30/11]
The Legend of Hedgehog Boy, a 168-page independent comic book by writer and artist Rene Capone, conjures up all of the classic children’s tales of young and lost souls fleeing into their...

REVIEW: THE LEGEND OF HEDGEHOG BOY
[Source: The Gay Comics List, Added: 6/26/11]
A year after the second part of his Legend of Hedgehog Boy story, René Capone publishes a collection of the already-printed first two parts, with the third and last part added.

REVIEW: LEGEND OF HEDGEHOG BOY #1
[Source: The Gay Comics List, Added: 1/28/11]
An abused boy who flees home and finds refuge in the woods, a talking teddy bear, animal totems and gay love…This 52-page comic beautifully defies categorization.

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