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Sean McGrath

Email: stseanoftheknife@austin.rr.com
Websites: Making Comics Studios, OrthoComics

Bio: Sean McGrath is an educator and saint - though no more than any educator is a saint. He has been in The Teaching Biz since 1998 but has had his eyes set on a career in comic books since 1975 when his babysitter gave him a Batman comic for his birthday (then took him and his twin brother to see Peter Pan that afternoon (only to discover years later how racist it really was). Sean has a BA in Psychology (so he knows exactly how screwed up the little darlin’s at school are) and an M.Ed in Deaf Education (ask him about the 25 ways to sign “f**k”). He was made a saint by his late boyfriend Pope John-Paul II after a particularly passionate night of lovemaking.

Among his favorite things Sean lists The Alamo Drafthouse, board and card games (have you ever played Blokus or Gloom or Mystery of the Abbey or Jungle Speed or Lunch Money?), his cats, his dog, reading, writing, cooking, eating and his most recent perseveration - sour apple martinis at RAIN (a local queer bar). Sean’s dream writing job is to bring the classic The Mighty Isis back to comics (her new appearance in 52 notwithstanding). Gay, single at his age and not getting any prettier, Sean is considering joining the contemplative life with a monastery full of hot Franciscans.

His first comic book Frater Mine is now available from Sean himself or at IndyPlanet. His latest book, a oh-so-familiar goddess story can be purchased there as well. 2008 will see a third title in print: Praxis!! He is affiliated with Making Comics Studios and has contributed to Instinct magazine (which thrills him every time he thinks about it).

Sean can be reached via email at stseanoftheknife@austin.rr.com.


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[News, Posted 10/10/11]
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[Color Commentary, Posted 6/23/11]
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[Color Commentary, Posted 9/23/10]
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[Color Commentary, Posted 9/21/10]
I can tell already that Robert Kirby’s new series, THREE, is going to get a lot of mileage out of its title. So many good things come in threes – like wishes and bears and the hot soccer triplets down the street whom I fervently know are 18 years old – or multiples of three – like a six pack (a three pack would look weird with a partnerless odd-ab-out) and… no, a six pack is the pinnacle of all things “six”, I’d say. And to begin his latest anthology venture (the…

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[Color Commentary, Posted 8/19/10]
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[Source: Orthocomics.com, Added: 8/24/10]
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