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Gerard Way’s art on the cover of comics

Umbrella Academy #1 (variant) 2007

Rex Mundi vol.2 #15 2008

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1 (Ghost variant) 2013

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1 (1:50 variant) 2013

Neverboy #1 (variant) 2015 

2016  LGBTQIA+ READING LIST

2016 is almost here which brings in a whole new year of books with LGBTQIA+ main characters. This is a short list as these are the books I’ve heard good things from others who identify with the same sexuality or gender. I don’t feel comfortable recommending books I haven’t read, but like I said, all these were highly praised by readers and authors I trust. The good news is a majority of these books are 1) own voices, meaning the author identifies with the sexual orientation and/or gender identity and 2) deal with issues beyond coming out of the closet. I will add to the list as the year goes on. Please feel free to add or correct me if I’ve made a mistake on the list. 

This is Where It Ends  by Marieke Nijkamp  (L) Jan. 5, 2016

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson (G) Jan. 19

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin (GF) Feb. 2

The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie (L) Feb. 8

My Year Zero by Rachel Gold (L?) March 29

South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf (L) April 1

Gena/Finn by Hannah Moskowitz and Kat Helgeson (B) April 5

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (T) May 3

Jerkbait by Mia Siegert (G) May 3

Bad Boy by Leah Raeder (T/B) May 31

Tumbling by Caela Carter (L) June 7

You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour (L/G) June 7

Look Both Ways by Alison Cherry (B) June 14

Georgia Peaches And Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown (L) August 30

As I Descended by Robin Talley  (B/L) September 6 

Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard (Gender-nonconforming) - Sept. 6

When The Moon Was Ours  by Anna Marie McLemore (T/B) Oct 4

Of Fire And Stars by Audrey Coulthurst (L)

The Quiet Ones by Ellen Goodlett (L)

i see these a lot so some more facts about gerard way
  • the pixies are their favourite band
  • mgmt is their fav contemporary band
  • they love riot grrrl and want to cover i wanna be your joey ramone by sleater-kinney (can u imagine g singing ‘i’m the queen of rock n roll’ bc i can only imagine how glorious that would be)
  • robin hood is their fav disney movie
  • is vegetarian (only eats meat when they have to, the don’t like it. also lindsey is too!)
  • says jay-z has soft hands and believes rappers likes three cheers for sweet revenge bc it was fuelled from grief over their grandmother’s passing and believes rap music comes from a similar grief
  • despite having a good relationship (that we know) with their parents, g still carries a teenage rebellion (aimed at frustrating their parents) with them
  • party poison was originally named mike milligram, named after g’s nickname for mikey, mike, during tbp, bc quote “Mikey had become so calm and collected after his departure from the haunted Paramore house. He would show up, big black boots on, and do the bass part in one take.”
  • g and shaun simon would do secret activities they didn’t want anyone to know
  • during a tour in a “sketchy hotel room the band was barely able to afford” g found a suit of armor made from tinfoil and pieces of junk, from shaun.
  • during the world contamination tour, g made ‘rash’ decisions to stick it to “the man”, which was themselves. this happened until they lost their identity (may explain some of the antics during this tour) and was forced to “grow up” (this is from a passage g wrote in december 2013, after mcr’s breakup)
  • g’s initial title for the comic was ‘the true lives of the fabulous’, shaun’s was simply ‘killjoys’. 
  • phillip bond is one of their favourite artists, g likes pop culture inspired artists, also artists that take from the punk scene, much like the hernandez brothers who made love and rockets
  • gerard was introduced to al columbia at sva. lindsey had an al columbia comic strip taped to the wall in her apartment for ten years. they believe it was fate. 
  • al columbia contributed to an alt comic anthology called ‘zero-zero’, may have influenced the song but were not sure. 
  • gerard takes part in trascendental meditation 
  • g gave frances a gene simmons kiss lighter
  • g’s first job was working at a uniform store, and used to swipe patches to patch onto a cardigan
  • g’s initial zine cover
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Just Me- photographed by Raul Romo

This is from a little shoot I did awhile back with a very talented young photographer named Raul Romo. He’s only 18 years old and we shot these in his two-bedroom apartment in Alahmabra, CA. He was able to catch such a variety of emotion while giving the photos such a raw finish. I really love these photos. 

Makeup/Hair by Shaun G

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   At that time, the year 2227, the Institute had made great strides in synth production. But it was never enough. Scientific curiosity and the goal of perfection drove them ever onward. What they wanted was… the perfect machine. So they followed the best example thus far - the human being. Walking, talking, fully articulate… Capable of anything.