Bryan and I are going to be signing Snotgirl vol. 1 at Indigo Books (Eaton Centre) this Friday, May 12, at 7PM! I’ll also be at TCAF over the weekend at the Masonic Temple (table MT12) with many other Image creators. Hope to see you there!
Debuting at TCAF 2017 - My Brother’s Husband, Volume 1 by Gengoroh Tagame
Translated by Anne Ishii Published by Pantheon Books
From one of Japan’s most notable manga artists: a heartbreaking and redemptive tale of mourning and acceptance that compares and contrasts the contemporary nature of gay tolerance in the East and the West
Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo, married to wife Natsuki, father to young daughter Kana. Their lives are suddenly upended with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore Ryoji’s past, and the family reluctantly but dutifully takes him in. What follows is an unprecedented, revelatory look at and journey into the largely still-closeted Japanese gay culture: how it’s been affected by the West, and how the next generation has the chance to change the preconceptions of and prejudices against it.
“When a cuddly Canadian comes to call, Yaichi—a single Japanese dad—is forced to confront his painful past. With his young daughter Kana leading the way, he gradually rethinks his assumptions about what makes a family. Renowned manga artist Gengoroh Tagame turns his stunning draftsmanship to a story very different from his customary fare, to delightful and heartwarming effect.” —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home
Sorry to everyone i promised to have pins on my online shop a month ago! Me and Will are bringing all of these bb’s to TCAF and whatever we have left i will put on my storenvy ! OK! sorry my good pals…
“Safari Honeymoon was a shocking, striking exploration of marriage in a strange environment, and Crawl Space will likely continue that complex exploration of character dynamics through trippy, experimental visuals.” — Oliver Sava, A.V. Club
Debuting at TCAF 2017 - Drugs & Wires by Cryoclaire and Io Black
Drugs & Wires is a tale of terrible life choices in the dark future of 1995. Dan, our protagonist, used to be a VR operator until his brain got fried by malware. Now he’s stuck delivering packages in a post-Soviet hellhole and hanging out with his mildly psychopathic cyberware installer Lin.