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Justin Hall

Email: justin@allthumbspress.com
Websites: All Thumbs Press, Hard To Swallow

Bio: Justin Hall is a San Francisco-based cartoonist, who has been producing independent comics since 2001. His work can be seen on his website.

He won a Xeric Award grant for his first comic book A Sacred Text, a fantastical retelling of the story of the Dead Sea Scrolls. After that he began self-publishing his True Travel Tales series, which is a collection of autobiographical and biographical stories from the road, featuring everything from anonymous sex in Egyptian temples to blood sacrifices in Bolivia to smuggling cocaine from Peru. The third True Travel Tales, subtitled "La Rubia Loca", is featured in the Houghton Miflin Best of American Comics 2006.

Hall’s work has also appeared in various other publications, such as the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Book of Boy Trouble, True Porn 2, Juicy Mother 2, Best Erotic Comics 2008, Unsafe For All Ages, Stripped, and more. His character "Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super Tranny" has been hard at work making Prism Comics: Your LGBT Guide to Comics more fabulous for several years now. Hall also produces the gay porn comic Hard To Swallow with fellow cartoonist Dave Davenport, which can be seen at its website.

Hall has exhibited his fine art and comics work in L.A., New York, and San Francisco. He was the focus of a "Small Press Spotlight" show at the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum, where he also curated "No Straight Lines: Queer Culture and the Comics", the world’s first museum show of queer cartooning. Hall also moderates the annual Queer Cartoonists Panel at the Alternative Press Expo (APE), and is on the boards of Siewphewyeng (or "Our Books", a non-profit supporting Cambodian and Khmer-language comics), and Folsom Street Events, running the Folsom Street Fair’s Artists’ Area.


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A Sacred Text
Book of Boy Trouble
Houghton Miflin Best American Comics 2006
Juicy Mother 2
Stripped
True Porn 2


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