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Roger Klorese

Email: roger@prismcomics.org
Website: Living in the Ethereal World

Bio: A reader and fanboy since he had to sneak comics into the house when he was seven, Roger remembers the heartbreak of the day when the price of comics went up from 12c to 15c. He currently serves as president of Prism Comics.

In the 1970s he did freelance production and editorial work for Marvel and DC, frequently under the direction of the late Duffy Vohland, and was also a member of the leading amateur press associations (APAs) CAPA-ALPHA and INTERLAC.

In the late 1980s, he co-founded ATDNSIN with Andy Mangels, as well as serving as publisher of the one-shot publication Comicopia, edited by Matt Lehman of the Boston-area shop of the same name. He was also co-producer of the documentary film The Cockettes.

In his day job, Roger has held a number of marketing and technical positions in the computer systems and software industry. In 1991 he founded the online community QueerNet, has managed it ever since, and serves on the board of its parent organization, Online Policy Group as Director of Hosting Services. He also serves on the board of D-GALA (Dartmouth Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae) .

He lives with his partner, David Haney, and his two cats (one elegant, one klutzy) and two dogs (one moody, one cheerful) in Seattle.

(Luckily, only the creators involved recall that, in junior high school, he co-created The Temperature Twins with Allan Neuwirth. Oops, that slipped out.)


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SAN DIEGO COMIC CON 2014 PANELS DETAILS!
[News, Posted 7/2/14]
Here are the details of the panels that PRISM is sponsoring at this year's SDCC: Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends In Popular Culture, LGBT Geek Year In Review, LGBT Comics For Young Readers, Queer Horror, Gays In Comics XXVII: It's A Queer, Queer World! & Gays In Comics XXVII: Prism Comics Mixer And Auction. Some panelists are subject to change.

PRISM COMICS ANNOUNCES 2013 QUEER PRESS GRANT RECIPIENT
[News, Posted 10/20/13]
PRISM COMICS ANNOUNCES 2013 QUEER PRESS GRANT RECIPIENT

PRISM ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS FOR 2012 QUEER PRESS GRANT! IT’S A TIE BETWEEN BLUE DELLIQUANTI AND CHRISTINE SMITH!
[News, Posted 10/17/12]
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — At the Alternative Press Expo (APE), Prism Comics announced the recipients of the 2012 Queer Press Grant (QPG) on October 13th during the Queer Cartoonists Panel moderated by Justin Hall. For this year's recipients, it's a tie between Blue Delliquanti for O Human Star and Christine Smith for The Princess. Prism Comics, which supports LGBT comics, creators and readers, established the Queer Press Grant in 2005 to encourage the publication of LGBT-themed…

QUEER NERD WRAP-UP OF SD COMIC-CON 2012! ANDY GETS INKPOT! PRISM PRESENTS NORTHSTAR PANEL! AND MORE!
[News, Posted 7/16/12]
Another Comic-Con comes to an end! It goes by in a rush, with me feeling like a salmon swimming upstream. Sometimes I’m able to stand still long enough to Twitter and other times I'm sweating, desperately running from one side of the convention center to another. This time, so much was going on that I couldn't catch it all, so apologies if I don't have any pictures of your appearance/signing/panel/party. It's a testament to the increasing visibility and interest in LGBTQI comics and…

SECOND QUEER NERD BLOG: SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2012!
[News, Posted 7/15/12]
My fourth day at Comic-Con and only my second blog. Apologies but I’ve been busy. For one, I got to meet John Barrowman! If you ask “Who?”, well, your dilithium tiara is revoked! He’s Captain Jack Harkness of Torchwood who can also sing, dance, and charm the pants off anyone. He very kindly agreed to sign an action figure of Captain Jack, so that we could auction it to benefit Prism (thanks to Ted Abenheim and Scott Moore for making it happen). Anyhoo, I went over to the…


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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...

TO COMIC-CON AND BACK
[Source: Loose Cruse, Added: 8/7/10]
I got home from Comic-Con International in San Diego a week and a half ago. How was it? The short answer is: I had loads of fun. Want more details? Sigh. Maybe later. This week I’ve been swamped....

GAY COMIC-CON 2010
[Source: Gay and Lesbian Times, Added: 7/22/10]
Prism Comics will be at Comic Con 2010 with nearly a dozen major comic creators attending for panels, meet and greets, creator signings and portfolio review.

JONATHAN HANDEL: RAINBOW FLAGS AT COMIC-CON
[Source: Huffington Post, Added: 8/6/08]
Although Prism's "only" five years old, it's an outgrowth of a group founded about 20 years ago, at the time of the first Comic-Con panel on gays and comics. The Comic-Con management has been...

PRISM ANNOUNCES 3RD ANNUAL QUEER PRESS GRANT WINNERS
[Source: Newsarama, Added: 2/11/08]
For the past two years, Prism Comics (http://www.prismcomincs.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of LBGT comic books, characters creators and readers, has been giving talented...

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