Websites: www.howloathsome.com, www.tristancrane.com
Bio: Tristan Crane is a writer and photographer currently living in San Francisco. Their first comic book, How Loathsome, (co-created with artist Ted Naifeh) and published by NBM was nominated for a 2004 GLAAD Media Award. The hardcover collection of the first four issues of How Loathsome is currently available online and in fine bookstores
Follow-up manga-style graphic novel, 'InVisible' follows Kay, a up and coming teenage model who wakes up one morning to find that she's been transformed into a boy! Her boyfriend (a very talented makeup artist) convinces her she's still pretty enough to be a girl and thus the hilarity begins. This book was illustrated by Rhea Sylvain and published by Seven Seas Press in 2009
Tristan also contributed a story to 2008's 'Comic Book Tattoo' anthology (Image Comics) with artist Atticus Wolrab, and their photography has appeared in magazines including 'Curve, The Advocate, and Shojo Beat. Currently Tristan is working on some smaller writing projects, while maintaining a photography business.
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[Color Commentary, Posted 1/20/11]
A number of years ago I had a conversation with a woman about another woman I knew and her history of relationships. The pivotal point made by this woman was “Why does she feel the need to define herself by the men she dates?” Extending her point to apply to sexuality in general, the question becomes “why do we define ourselves by the sex of people to whom were attracted?” Labels in their most convenient use name and group things or people, and With people, they’re used to include or…
PRISM COMICS LAUNCHES BIGGEST YEAR YET THIS WEEKEND AT SF’S WONDERCON 2009! PRISM SALUTES THE FOUNDERS OF GAY COMIX AND ANNOUNCES THE QUEER PRESS GRANT WINNER! PLUS PANELS, CREATOR SIGNINGS AND MORE!
[News, Posted 2/23/09]
Prism Comics, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization supporting LGBT comics creators and fans, unveils an exciting slate of events for WonderCon, the Bay Area's pre-eminent comics and pop-culture consumer convention. Prism will be hosting booth appearances and talent signings, announcing the winner of the 2009 Queer Press Grant, and holding three panel discussions featuring the most prominent and talented LGBT creators in comics today and in San Francisco’s rich history of…
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[News, Posted 12/1/08]
The Prism folks have been busy over the summer and fall with bar events, book fairs and comic conventions. Pictures have finally been posted on Prism's Flickr page from HARD HEROES 2008, an annual fundraiser in Los Angeles. Super heroes and villains abounded along with creators Aman Chaudhary, Michael Derry, Scott Mullens, Brad Rader, Michael Troy and Sean-Z. Master face and body painter Bruce Collins and his team were busy turning sexy guys and gals into works of into sexy works of comic…
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[News, Posted 10/24/08]
Going APE! DC did it many years ago. Marvel’s doing it now. And PRISM COMICS is doing it on November 1 and 2 at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco. APE is the baby brother to Comic-Con featuring independent and small press comics and creators. It’s a very friendly, low-key Con that brings together a wonderful community of LBGT and LGBT-friendly creators and fans. The Expo takes place at:
620 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Saturday, November 1 – 11 am…
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[Spectrum, Posted 2/26/08]
The blur that was WonderCon 2008 has sped past. This is the first time I attended this San Francisco Con, even though I've been a more-or-less regular APE attendee with Prism since we started exhibiting there. I wasn't sure exactly what to expect from Comic-Con's little sis, but suffice it to say the show was a blast, and I will definitely be back!
I wandered around the exhibition hall a bit but, like I do at Comic-Con, I tried to steer away from the mainstream stuff and focus on the more…
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[Source: AndyMangels.com, Added: 7/26/11]
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[Source: Bibrary Bookslut, Added: 4/28/11]
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[Source: Sequential Tart, Added: 10/12/04]
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