THE BLACK TIDES OF HEAVEN

THE BLACK TIDES OF HEAVEN

The Black Tides of Heaven by nonbinary queer Singaporean writer JY Yang is an impressive feat of both subtly and depth. While fantasy isn’t usually known for its brevity, Yang manages to deliver a richly textured world packed with fascinating characters in a single...
EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES

EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES

It’s 1953. The U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities is running full steam on their public interrogations of “subversives and deviants.” Snagglepuss is a successful Broadway playwright with a secret. This is how the stage is set in the latest Hanna Barbera...
EXTRACTING BEAUTY FROM THE DARKEST OF PLACES

EXTRACTING BEAUTY FROM THE DARKEST OF PLACES

This essay was originally posted on Geeks OUT. Seven years ago, I started working on a comic book with my good friend Reed Olsen. It would go on to become the series Dream Crasher, which we are now self-publishing through Kickstarter. Dream Crasher is a 12-chapter...
THE DYNAMIC QUEER CHARACTERS OF BONE STREET RUMBA

THE DYNAMIC QUEER CHARACTERS OF BONE STREET RUMBA

I first discovered Daniel José Older when he appeared on the excellent When Toxic Masculinity is a Villain panel at Readercon in 2015. I was inspired enough to immediately to pick up my own copy of Half-Resurrection Blues and started reading it on my way home. One of...
LETTERS FOR LUCARDO

LETTERS FOR LUCARDO

Iron Circus Comics has been steadily publishing a slew of critically-acclaimed anthologies and graphic novels primarily created by women that focus on queer themes. Among their titles are the collected print edition of the acclaimed webcomic The Less Than Epic...