Announcing “Gray Lies” Comic Series

This is a spinoff from the “Web of Lives” series, which I’ve been jokingly calling “the gay guy version”.

Like “Web”, the first issue will have two storylines:  one focusing on Ryo(ku), Yoshiko’s younger brother, and a new character Jiro, who is destined to become one of the bodyguards for the Watanabe Clan.  Both of these characters will be closeted gay men.

The first issue should be available by the end of the year.

WonderCon Anaheim 2015 Panels’ Details

I’ll be on the following panels (with date/times TBD):

It’s A Queer, Queer World
From marriage equality becoming a reality in state after state to queer performers and sports figures coming out in all corners of popular media, LGBTQ people have made great strides in society at large. Queer people and their relationships are more and more mainstream in the world of comics as well. As yesterday’s radical notions become today’s popular culture, what’s new and cutting-edge in LGBTQ comics? What new responsibilities do comics creators have to themselves and their readers in presenting LGBTQ characters and stories? Join Prism Comics and moderator Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, Prism Comics Board Member) as they explore these and other questions with panelists Marc Andreyko (Batwoman, Wonder Woman ’77), P. Kristen Enos (Web of Lives, Deseo, Prism Comics Board Member), Devin Grayson (Nightwing, USER), Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf), Sam Saturday (Death’s Door) and Josh Trujillo (Love Machines). The recipient of the 2015 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant – an annual financial grant to help an aspiring comics creator publish their work – will also be announced at this panel.

 

Queer Imagery in Animation
We’ve come a long way from watching Bugs Bunny running around in a dress and planting a kiss on Elmer Fudd. Join Prism Comics for a panel which will discuss works of animation that tackle same gender attraction and gender identity exploration, such as The Legend of Korra, Bob’s Burgers, Archer, Paranorman and others. Moderated by P. Kristen Enos (Prism Comics Board Member, Web Of Lives), the panelists will include Diane Anderson-Minshall (The Advocate, Queerly Beloved), Lyn Jensen (lynjensen.blogspot.com: Manga, Music, and Politics), Matt Kane (GLAAD), Emily Quinn (Adventure Time, Faking It) and Bradley C. Rader (Bob’s Burgers, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn).

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