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It’s finally here! Prism Comics, which promotes LBGT comics and creators, is proud to announce that Prism Comics: Your LGBT Guide to Comics 2008 is now on sale! This year’s Guide is bigger and better than ever, with 100 pages of original comics (bumped up from last year’s 30 pages), along with over 20 fun features, interviews and more. It’s available exclusively in comic shops now, distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors.
“The Prism Guide is bigger than ever in every way–we have more content, more comics, and a new, larger format,” says editor Jonathan Riggs. “We’re so proud to pick up where we left off with last year’s fantastic guide and–we hope–outdo ourselves in promoting the amazing talent of Prism Comics!”
This year’s Prism Guide features a “Prism High” yearbook theme, recounting everything LGBT in this year’s comics. Highlights include a report card on LGBT portrayals in everything from JSA to the X-Men books and beyond; interviews with famous alumni such as Chuck Kim, writer for TV’s Heroes, and Darren Davis, the founder of Bluewater Productions; an erotic comics roundtable discussion; a celebration of the Transgender Day Of Remembrance by Jenn Dolari; an exploration of the role of religion in LGBT comics; a tribute to the 25th birthday of Jeff Krell’s Jayson; and an intro by Erica Friedman to Yuri Manga (lesbian manga). Original comics include work from LGBT comics giants such as Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Leanne Franson (liliane bi-dyke), Tim Fish (Cavalcade Of Boys), Allan Neuwirth and Glen Hanson (Chelsea Boys), Patrick Fillion (Deimos), Justin Hall (Prism grant winner for Glamazonia), Tommy Roddy (Prism grant winner for Pride High), Chris Companik (HIV + Me), and many more.
The Guide’s editor, Jonathan Riggs, also serves as the Managing Editor of Instinct Magazine, the largest gay male lifestyle magazine in the U.S. Design was provided by Erik Baxter.
The Prism Guide is being sold exclusively through comic book shops. To find a shop near you, use the handy Comic Shop Locator Service at http://csls.diamondcomics.com. If the Prism Guide is out of stock, your shop can order it for you—just ask. The Guide will also be for sale through prismcomics.org in late June.
About Prism Comics
Prism Comics is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the work of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) creators in the comics industry, as well as LGBT themes in comics in general. Incorporated in 2003, Prism Comics makes appearances at conventions across the country and awards an annual grant to develop and encourage new talent.
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