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Terrance Griep

Email: Sp1derBaby@aol.com
Websites: www.terrancegriep.com, www.thespiderbaby.com

Bio: Best known for his critically acclaimed and oft-reprinted work on DC Comics' Scooby-Doo, Terrance Griep has left his distinct mark on such icons Superman, Batman, and Green Lantern for that same company, as well. He also contributes to numerous titles for Image Comics. Further, Terrance has scribed his own super-hero creations, The Skulker and Johnny Cosmic, both of whom have enjoyed success at various publishers. Current and recent projects include Witchgirls, Inc., and Tales of the Arcane from Heroic Publishing. A member of the Prism Comics' Advisory Board, he is a writer of that organization's frequently-hit Queer Eye on Comics web feature.

For General Mills, Terrance has written several comic strips which featured BuzzBee, the Honey Nut Cheerios mascot. That work was ingested by tens of millions of bleary-eyed readers, appearing in places as varied as cereal boxes and theme park place mats. Terrance also regularly and recklessly ventures into the realm of writing words without pictures. He's worked as a reporter, reviewer, and columnist for a myriad of newspapers and magazines, most notably OUT, The Advocate, Instinct and Star Trek Monthly.

Terrance has written, directed, produced, and performed a series of regular radio plays which were heard in twenty different markets, ranging from San Diego to Toronto to New York. Currently, he works for Midwest Pro Wrestling and NeoPro Wrestling as bad guy performer and commentator Tommy "The SpiderBaby" Saturday. The International Gay Outdoors Organization recently named him one of the Nine Toughest Gay Guys in America. For precisely one day, he served as Crunch, the Minnesota Timberwolves' lupine mascot. His hobby is working.


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RECENT PRISM COMICS FEATURES

"CONVERSION PERVERSION"
[Queer Eye on Comics, Posted 2/3/13]
California Senate Bill 1172 is a morsel of mandate passed by the Golden State's Legislature that is currently tarnishing its weary way through the Circuit Court system. The bill, when enacted into law, will prohibit state-licensed psychiatrists from administering to underage patients "conversion therapy" which purports to change a teen's gender identity from Broadway Showtunes to Western Ballads. If the Circuit judges are searching for precedent in connecting conversion to perversion, they…

"FRONTING FOR THE HOLIDAYS"
[Queer Eye on Comics, Posted 12/24/12]
Hey Kids! In between your gift a'tearin' and egg nog glogging, enjoy this Christmas Eve present from Terrance Griep about the Mob, a Sandman, a boy named Sandy, and a wrestler named Mountain Man Bearde, all heart a'warming and tingle-making. Enjoy!

GAYLAXICON 2012 HAPPENING OCTOBER 5-7 IN MINNEAPOLIS!
[News, Posted 9/30/12]
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Hang out with other gay geeks this weekend October 5-7 at Gaylaxicon, taking place at the Doubletree Saint Louis Park in Minneapolis. The North Country Gaylaxians are the sponsors of what is billed as “The Annual International Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Comics Convention for Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transgendered People and Their Friends!” The festivities will begin Friday evening with the opening ceremony, followed by the "Meet the Pros" reception, where…

"OWING IT"
[Queer Eye on Comics, Posted 9/10/12]
This summer, Sally Ride--the first American woman to penetrate the stratosphere and champion of All Things Left Brainedly Feminine--engaged in one final space journey, known to the laity as "bucket-kicking." In conjunction with that final Ride, Doctor Sally revealed her gender identity by naming her (ahem, female) life partner in her obituary...and in so doing, Sally Ride breathed new life into an old controversy--that of coming out. Coming out, of course, is that self-coronation wherein a…

"THE RING IS THE THING, OR THE PLAY IS THE GAY"
[Queer Eye on Comics, Posted 6/11/12]
So! At long last, the cat is out of the bag, the case is out of the closet, and the beam is out of the beacon. Last month, DC Comics announced inside a Dickens-esque orphanage, or someplace, that "one of the major iconic DC characters" would be unmasked as a super-homo who moonlights as a super-hero. And after weeks and weeks of pointedly non-Platonic teasing, the pop culture suspense popped with the climactic revelation that the mystery queer is the one, the only Gree-ee-een Lan-turrrn! …


RECENT OFFSITE FEATURES

24-YEAR HISTORY OF THE GAYS IN COMICS AND PRISM PANELS
[Source: AndyMangels.com, Added: 7/26/11]
Look below for a history of the incredible legacy of the Gays In Comics panels, and the PRISM Comics panels that were birthed from them! All 24 Gays In Comics panels have been moderated by...

THE SPIDERBABY VS. THE PROFESSOR AS TERRANCE GRIEP TALKS ABOUT COMICS & WRESTLING
[Source: First Comics News, Added: 7/21/10]
Dennis Mallonee mentioned that G-Girl writer Terrance Griep Jr. is also known as professional wrestler Tommy “The SpiderBaby” Saturday. As it turns out First Comics News reporter Chris...

GAYLAXICON 2009 RECAP (1 OF 2)
[Source: Con-news.com, Added: 10/26/09]
Gaylaxicon is a small but well run convention which travels about North America and is run by local chapters of the Gaylactic Network, an organization of BGLT (or LGBT, or GLBT (I’ll use the...

INTERVIEW: TERRANCE GRIEP, ONE OF THE NINE TOUGHEST GAY GUYS IN AMERICA
[Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet, Added: 8/10/08]
"If there’s a more interesting guy than Terrance Griep, yours truly has yet to meet him."

COMIC-CON: GAY COMIC-DOM STILL RUNS STRONG
[Source: Gay and Lesbian Times, Added: 7/24/08]
Only recently becoming acknowledged as a serious art form in mainstream culture, comic books have served for decades as a powerful tool of humor and satire. For the GLBT community, the growing...

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