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Tommy Roddy

Email: PrideHigh@gmail.com
Websites: Pride Comics, Verdant San Francisco

Bio: Tommy was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. He attended Harvard as an East Asian Studies concentrator with a particular interest in the ethnic and sexual minority communities of Japan.

Together with artist Brian Ponce, Tommy released his first comic book, "Pride High," in San Francisco on September 29, 2006. Pride High follows the adventures of a gay-straight alliance at a school for super-powered youth. Issues 1-6 of the 36-page, full-color comic are available online and on the shelf at Whatever, the comic shop in the heart of San Francisco's Castro District. Pride High #1 is also available in Braille, Dutch, French, Japanese, and Spanish.

For the positive portrayal of a blind lesbian teen, Tommy was awarded in 2007 with a lifetime membership in BFLAG, a national organization serving the needs of LGBT individuals who are blind or visually impaired. This year, he was one of two recipients of the third annual Prism Comics Queer Press Grant along with fellow SF local, Justin Hall.


RECENT PRISM COMICS FEATURES

QUEER PRESS GRANT 2014 NOW OPEN!
[News, Posted 5/31/14]
LOS ANGELES, CA - Prism Comics, the leading non-profit organization supporting LGBT comics, graphic novels, comics creators and readers, has announced the opening of submissions for the 2014 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, Prism's annual grant to LGBT comics self-publishers. The deadline for proposals is Monday, September 1, 2014. The Award is to be announced at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco October 4-5, 2014.

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

PRISM COMICS ANNOUNCES DEADLINE FOR QUEER PRESS GRANT SUBMISSION
[News, Posted 7/15/13]
LOS ANGELES, CA - Prism Comics, the leading non-profit organization supporting LGBT comics, graphic novels, comics creators and readers, has announced the deadline for the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, Prism's annual grant to LGBT comics self-publishers. The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, September 1, 2013. The Award is to be announced at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco October 12 – 13, 2013. Did you know that Prism Comics is the only organization in the comics field…

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…

PRISM COMICS' QUEER PRESS GRANT 2012 IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS! DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 1ST!
[News, Posted 8/10/12]
Prism Comics is accepting submissions for this year’s Queer Press Grant (QPG)! The QPG is the only grant today that is specifically awarded to independent comic book creators. The grant was established by Prism to assist in the publication and promotion of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) comics. "The Queer Press Grant is a significant resource to help promote LGBT themes in independent comics, and to support up-and-coming cartoonists bringing their projects into the world. Every…


RECENT OFFSITE FEATURES

PRIDE HIGH
[Source: Pride High, Added: 11/9/11]
The entire run of the Pride High comic book series is available online in webcomics form. Pride High follows the adventures of a Gay-Straight Alliance at a school for super-powered youth. ...

ONE YEAR LATER, APPLE WELCOMES LGBT GRAPHIC NOVELS
[Source: The Beat, Added: 8/15/11]
But now LGBT publisher Northwest Press is claiming victory by having Teleny and Camille, Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super-Tranny, and Rainy Day Recess: The Complete Steven’s Comics all approved by...

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...

YET ANOTHER FIRST GAY SUPERHERO
[Source: Bleeding Cool, Added: 11/18/09]
For the record, for the clip files, for lazy journalists, here are the actual "gay comics firsts," including projects by Lee Marrs (Wimmen's Comix), Joan Hilty (The Luna Legion) and Tommy Roddy...

GAY PREVIEWS FOR DECEMBER 2009
[Source: Gay League, Added: 10/19/09]
A monthly list that highlights the work of LGBT and gay friendly creators, primarily taken from each month’s PREVIEWS catalog.

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