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Dead in Desemboque

Dead in Desemboque Historias de Amor y Sangre Eddy Arellano Illustrated by William Schaff, Richard Schuler & Alec Thibodeau Sold at every corner newsstand and in every village bodega, pocket-sized comic books called historietas have been wildly popular for many decades among readers of all ages in Mexico, whose comic book industry produces dozens of pulp titles with circulations in the tens of millions every...

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh Andrew Winegarner Before the Bible and legendary figures like Hercules, King Arthur, and Beowulf, there was Gilgamesh. As the king of Uruk, a city in ancient Mesopotamia, Gilgamesh protected his people from harm, battling a multitude of fierce demons with the steadfast help of his brother, Enkidu. But Gilgamesh’s reign faced the ultimate challenge from the power-hungry goddess Ishtar, who proposed...

Juicy Mother

Juicy Mother Celebration Edited by Jennifer Camper Juicy Mother is a cartoon anthology with work by and about queers, women and people of color. The collection includes comix about an older butch dyke and her Lolita, an African-American gay man coming of age, an Arab Muslim dyke searching for her identity, two big hairy men getting married, a cynical Latina teen encountering aliens and a wild cartoon jam. In a...

Model Life

Model Life: The Journey of a Pint-Size Fashion Warrior Isobella Jade, Illustrated by Jazmin Ruotolo Model Life is a graphic novel based on the modeling adventures of Isobella Jade. Jade, a student at the New York Institute of Techology, begins exploring the possibility of working as a lingerie model—despite her nontraditional height of 5’4″. A Google search leads her to ads posted on Craigslist, and...

Mr. Spic Goes to Washington

Mr. Spic Goes to Washington Ilan Stavans, Illustrated by Roberto Weil In the face of social inequalities, sometimes strength for mobilization can be found through laughter. It is this ethos that Ilan Stavans employs in this politically minded graphic novel. Weaving humor with social commentary, Stavans tells a tale of a Latino man taking Los Angeles’ mayoral office by storm — and refusing to stop there....

Nature of the Beast

Nature of the Beast Adam Mansbach and Douglas Mcgowan Illustrated by Owen Brozman An alien race of religious extremists plan to honor their deity through the ritualistic annihilation of our planet. The only man who knows this is Milan Marlowe, an unstoppable media baron who sees opportunity everywhere. Earth’s only move is to engage the invaders according to their holy law and issue The Challenge of the Heretic—a...

Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf

As teenagers today navigate increasingly fluid identities and choices, there is a demand for an accessible, interactive tool to help share knowledge about sex and sexual health; one that demystifies the facts and speaks frankly about experiences whose lessons often fall into the grey areas.

Since 2008, Miller and Bley have held an open call for young people to create comics that address a variety of topics involved with sex education.

Pregnant Butch

First pregnancy can be a fraught, uncomfortable experience for any woman, but for resolutely butch lesbian Teek Thomasson, it is exceptionally challenging: Teek identifies as a masculine woman in a world bent on associating pregnancy with a cult of über-femininity. Teek wonders, “Can butches even get pregnant?”

The Tale of Brin and Bent and Minno Marylebone

Brin and Bent are poolkeepers at The House for the Grossly Infirm. Their days are spent abusing the House residents with bleach and chlorine, spying on them through holes they have drilled in the walls. They do not know that someone else comes to the pool at night: Minno Marylebone, a child like no other.

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