A scene from the irrepressible Sasha Steinberg‘s "Miss Sasha Velour Goes to Wal-Mark.“ Sasha, a recent graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, is one of our younger, up-and-coming contributors to be featured in QU33R, coming this fall from Northwest Press, edited by Robert Kirby.
This is an excerpt for a piece I worked on this winter. Was thinking a lot about Queer life in the Russian Gulag after reading this important article by Slava Mogutin. Prison Tattoo as language, and better yet, as a place for disruptive queer language.
Vym Magazine, an art magazine about drag, asked me to create a cover for their debut issue, and this is a gif version what I came up with. The print cover is here, and features a different look on the back cover.
THROWBACK THURSDAY (to the drag legends of his/herstory) Stormé DeLarverie (1920-2014) was the legendary New York Drag King M.C. of the Jewel Box Revue of the ‘50s and '60s, America’s first “racially integrated female impersonation show” (and a veritable NYC tourist attraction). Through the '80s and '90s, Stormé worked as a bouncer for several lesbian bars in NYC and sung in an “all girl” band. Her story was immortalized in the 1987 documentary “Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box.” Her role in the 1969 Stonewall Riots, where she claims to have thrown the first punch, is depicted in Artistic Director Sasha Steinberg’s comic Stonewall: Miss Venus, Book 2.
It’s starting to look like Halloween in the TOON Books office! Head of Production, Sasha Steinberg, is using some terrifying scissors to build a model of a seasonal Hansel & Gretel window (look for it at McNally Jackson in NYC on October 16th)
Hansel & Gretel (by Neil Gaiman and Lorenzo Mattotti) will be released on October 28, 2014. Join artist Lorenzo Mattotti for a signing in NYC at McNally Jackson on November 1st at 11:30AM!
Comics Workbook Magazine is a roughly bimonthly publication edited by myself (Andrew White) and Zach Mason with editorial supervision by Frank Santoro. We have published seven issues so far, featuring:
I almost forgot my charming tablemate Sasha Steinberg ( sahsashas ) took picture of me at the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo ( cakechicago)! We were both very proud of our super vertical DIY displays, and had a blast as always keeping each other company. That’s maplekeycomics in the middle - Joyana McDiarmid’s kickass Shonen Jump/MOME-style serialized anthology we’re both a part of- and Marta from privatespectaclepress to the left, with kevinczap sneakin in the backgrounds.
QU33R, from Ignatz-Award-nominated editor Rob Kirby, features 241 pages of new comics from 33 contributors - legends and new faces alike.
Do you like comics? How about awesome queer comics? Well then you should support this fantastic anthology QU33R (edited by Robert M. Kirby) that I’m in. It’s coming out (haha) soon from NORTHWEST PRESS. But the Kickstarter page is up NOW and features all kinds of fab incentives (including art by me!!!)
Also I appear as a busted drag queen in the video (along with lots of other comics cuties) so check it out at least for that!!