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Diane DiMassa

Email: HeyHothead@aol.com
Website: Hothead Paisan

Bio: Diane DiMassa is the creator of the comic 'zine Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist, which has been appearing quarterly for seven years from Giant Ass Publishing. Besides the first 20 issues, there are also three paperback anthologies: Hothead Paisan:Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist, Complete Hothead Paisan, and The Revenge of Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist. Hothead Paisan was also part of Out of the Inkwell, a four-segment play presented in 1994 by San Francisco's Theatre Rhinoceros, and DiMassa's work has been featured in Gay Comics, Strange Looking Exile, Frighten the Horses, The Advocate, and Oh...


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Complete Hothead Paisan
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The Revenge of Hothead Paisan: Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist


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