Sunday, February 24, 2008

WonderCon Booth Clip

This was shot on Saturday by Zan Christensen, founder of Prism Comics and creator/writer of The Mark of Aeacus!



Sitting behind me is awesome Prism volunteer, Kirby! She and I, along with creator MariNaomi had a great chat earlier in the day about Asian & multiracial characters in comics. Hapa pride!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

WonderCon Fri/Sat

WonderCon has been awesome!  One of the highlights on Friday was meeting Nancy, an AWESOME mom who bought Pride High for her bi daughter!  Supportive parents rock!  Another great moment was meeting fans Megan and Amanda who are big fans of Scotch Bonnet.

The panel on Saturday went really well, but right now I'm on a total high from the Queer Reading and Mixer!  We had a great MC (Rich Boutell), and a truly awesome mix of comics on display.  Brian Andersen (So Super Duper) almost made me cry when he got choked up!  The readers for Pride High did an awesome job, as did my friends Paul and Dex, who handled the recording and sound effects!  I'll have the clip of the performance to post soon!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Issue 6, Print Version!

The print version of Pride High 6 is now up at IndyPlanet!

San Francisco Chronicle!

Bay Area comics creators, including yours truly, are featured in today's San Francisco Chronicle!

Strip tease: Gay characters find home in comics

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Issue 7, Color

Here's a look at an early page by Robert Rivera with Brian Gressett's colors.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Issue 6 Digital Version

The digital download version of Pride High 6 is now available!

http://pridecomics.com/checkout-online.html

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

WonderCon Almost Here!


For the full schedule of events, check out Prism Comics!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Prism Comics Queer Press Grant!

Each year Prism Comics, the leading LGBT comic book advocacy group in the US, awards a publishing grant to individuals whose work increases the positive representation and visibility of the LGBT community in comics. I'm one of two recipients of the grant this year! Sharing it with me is another SF local and friend, Justin Hall. Woot!!!

It's a Tie!

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Suravi Shines

Last night, while walking home, "Shine" by Love Freaks started playing on my IPod. I had to create a Suravi montage to it!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Pride High with a Heart



Tommy Roddy, the creator of Pride High, has joined the board of directors of Sequential Heart, a community service organization dedicated to providing youth-friendly comics to programs and shelters serving homeless youth. Originally conceived in response to the dual problems of wasted materials – an enormous number of comics are pulped or discarded every year – and chronic under funding of homeless youth programs, Sequential Heart is the brainchild of Rachel Edidin, an assistant editor at Dark Horse Comics, and Dean Trippe, a freelance illustrator and cartoonist and creator of the all-ages webcomic Butterfly.

With the diverse population served by homeless shelters, gathering a wide variety of youth-oriented comics is a key facet of Sequential Heart's mission.

"One of our goals is to offer specifically LGBT-friendly and focused materials. Another is to provide materials with prominent non-white protagonists. Pride High is perfectly in line with why we started Sequential Heart," says Edidin.

According to the January 2007 study conducted by The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, in collaboration with the National Coalition for the Homeless, over 20% of homeless youth in the United States identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.

"My own experience with this issue occured shortly after I came out to my parents in high school. Like many LGBT youth, I was forced to leave home. Luckily, through the kindness of both friends and strangers, I was able to keep a roof over my head until I reconciled with my family. I'm both thrilled and honored to be a part of Sequential Heart, as I believe strongly in helping all children who have been deprived of a home, regardless of the reason," says Roddy. His comic, Pride High, follows the adventures of gay-straight alliance at a school for super-powered youth, led by a formerly homeless teen.

You can find more information about Sequential Heart here or their upcoming website, http://www.sequentialheart.org. To volunteer with Sequential Heart, contact them at volunteers@sequentialheart.org.

For more information on Pride High, please visit www.pridecomics.com.

The January 2007 study, "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Youth: An Epidemic of Homelessness," can be found here.