Website: Gay League
Bio: Joe's fascination and love for the comics medium began in 1967 at the age of nine on a trip to the grocery store.
In 1997 Joe found a small group of people through an Internet message board who would become the original core of Gayleague. In Fall of 1998 Joe began helping Gayleague.com's founder and original webmaster, Anton Kawaksaki, and became current webmaster in 2000, a position which he loves. Starting in 2000 Gayleague.com has also sponsored a reception for LGBT comic fans following Andy Mangels' Gays In Comics forum discussions. Joe is one of the founding members of Prism.
Joe divides his time between GLA, writing, art, andphotography. His art and photography is so far unrelated to comics and sequential art, Joe's secret desire is to one day contribute covers or illustrations.
Recently, Francois Peneaud and Joe wrote an article titles "Gay Comics 101," an overview on the current state of LGBT characters in comics, for AfterElton.com. It was an enjoyable project, and Joe looks forward to future collaborations with Francois.
RECENT PRISM COMICS FEATURES
MEET ED LUCE AND GET YOUR WUVABLE OAF COMICS AND MERCH AT THE PRISM COMICS BOOTH AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON!
[News, Posted 7/9/12]
The "Wuvable Oaf" himself, Ed Luce, has sent us the following details about his upcoming appearance with Prism this week!
"Join Wuvable Oaf for Comic-Con International 2012 at Prism Comics, booth #2144-48! Here’s the schedule:
Wednesday, July 11th (Preview Night) 6-9 pmThursday & Sunday from 2-7 pmFriday & Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm
The Oaf crew will be debuting three new items at the convention:
-The brand new OAF HULK shirt: Much cuter (and hairer) than Green or Red Hulk, Oaf Hulk ruins…
AT COMIC-CON 2012, PRISM COMICS CELEBRATES THE RELEASE OF NO STRAIGHT LINES: FOUR DECADES OF QUEER COMICS, NORTHSTAR'S WEDDING, ALISON BECHDEL'S NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL, AND 25 YEARS OF "GAYS IN COMICS"!
[News, Posted 7/3/12]
Triple Queer Comics Booth (#2144, 2146, 2148), Creator Signings, Panels Galore, and the Most Queer Events at any Comic-Con Ever!
San Diego, CA - Prism Comics, the premier nonprofit supporting LGBTQI comics, creators, and readers, has announced its biggest year ever with a jam-packed slate of panels, signings and events for San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, including a Northstar panel with Marjorie Liu, the writer of Marvel Comics' landmark gay wedding issue; a Prism booth…
PRINCESS WITCH BOY
[Color Commentary, Posted 2/10/11]
“Do as I do and scrap your fey ways”
“Grow up, be a man, and close your mealy-mouth”
“How I dearly wish I was not here”
Every Day Is Like Sunday
- Morrissey, from the Viva Hate album
Yes, I have a reason for starting a review with very cherry picked lyrics from Morrissey’s 1988 Viva Hate album. You’ll see why in a bit.
Princess, witch, boy. Three little words, all names of very different things. Put together they make for an unusual and for me…
DOUBT IS REASSURING
[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…
INTERVIEW WITH SEAN MCGRATH
[Spectrum, Posted 3/16/10]
(This is a most-excellent interview of Sean McGrath by Joe Palmer of the Gay League, a most-excellent website and blog. Both Joe and Sean are longtime valued friends and associates of Prism so we were thrilled to be able to reprint this interview, courtesy of Joe. Access the original article from the Gay League website here!)
Recently I had the pleasure to read Frater Mine, an indy series written by Sean McGrath. McGrath’s writing and characters intrigued me, and while I knew…
RECENT OFFSITE FEATURES
A WASTE OF TIME: THE REVIEWS START COMING IN…
[Source: Northwest Press, Added: 10/29/11]
Reviews are starting to come in for Rick Worley's new book from Northwest Press, A Waste of Time, and we're pleased as punch with the reception the book is getting.
REVIEW: A WASTE OF TIME
[Source: Gay League, Added: 10/28/11]
…while he cites the auto bio comics work of R Crumb and Jeffrey Brown for thematic inspiration, Worley has his own voice. Oh dear, the die hard spandex crowd just had a collective wide-eyed stare at...
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...
REVIEW: RAINY DAY RECESS: THE COMPLETE STEVEN’S COMICS
[Source: Gay League, Added: 3/12/11]
That’s why I like Steven. I know he’s only a make believe kid in a book made up by somebody named David Kelly. He’s probably a big person too because adults don’t let kids make comics unless...
REVIEW: FEMALE FORCE: ROSIE O’DONNELL
[Source: Gay League, Added: 2/12/11]
One gets the feeling that something is amiss when credits aren’t included by the publisher. Who to praise? Who to critique? Who to be accountable?