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Yaoi 911™ in Prism Guide 2008

June 02, 2008 | | Comments 6 |

Sadly, not the actual book that we are in -- Amazon doesn't offer it...

So late last year, I was chatting with my buddy and colleague, Tommy Roddy — he’s the creator of Pride High, a series of comics about gay teen superheroes in high school… (C’mon, y’know you’re curious — click it! ;-)) — and he turned me on to this guide that comes out once a year which offers readers excerpts from a bunch of gay comics. It’s created by the folks at Prism Comics and serves as a kind of a who’s who and what’s what for the gays in both mainstream and independent Western comics.

Anyway, I reached out to them, one thing led to another and now there’s an excerpt from “A Shot in the Dark” in the current issue! Just picked it up from my Local Comic Book Store twenty minutes ago and everything. How cool is that! :-)

Of course, there’s also a bunch of other gay comics in there (including an excerpt from “Roulette” by yaoi creator Tina Anderson) — so if you like the guy-on-guy action (and can handle a little girl-on-girl action) it’s definitely worth a look.

You can read more about it here:

Prism Comics: Your LGBT Guide to Comics 2008 in Comic Shops Now!

Oh, and if you’re a Prism reader who’s looking to read the complete, full-color version of “A Shot in the Dark”, just fill out the form on the Free Comic page — a download link will be emailed to you right away. :-)

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About the Author: Filmmaker by day, yaoi creator by night, Alex has dedicated himself to helping cute guys fight evil and find love.

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  1. gynocrat says:

    Hey, can you tell me if it looks good or not. Sadly, I'm not home at the moment–and my assistant tried all the comic shops in our area – he says that unless the comic shop ordered it from Previews when it was solicited, they don't have it in stock right now. :/ Sigh…Texas.

  2. Hey Tina,

    Well, I was very pleased with how "A Shot in the Dark" got printed, in spite of the conversion from color. Lines look sharp and overall shading looks smooth. The transparent images aren't quite as effective without the color, but I suppose that's to be expected.

    Looking at "Roulette", I think overall the print quality is fine. At first glance, I didn't notice anything amiss. If I compare it directly with the same pages in Rush, though, I see some artifacting in some of the shaded areas (showing up mostly as soft little squares) and overall things seem a little softer and a little less contrasty. But I think that says more about DramaQueen's high printing standards than as an indication of any problem. Overall, I think it looks good and the art stands out as some of the best in the book — it definitely makes you want to stop and read.

    Hope you're well down there in Texas. :-)

  3. gynocrat says:

    I'm not home at the moment- I'm on a shoot. :( I'm using the phone and a third party in order to update and comment here and there. :) The only thing I can update in my room here, is my Twitter.

    Did they run the interviews with people? Is mine in there? I hate it when something comes out with me in it, and I can't see it. *argh*

  4. Tina,

    Not an interview, but a full page "autobiography" of your work in ero-comics is on p. 44 entitled "Going Back to Where She Started" with links to your Web site, some art and a call out to the excerpt in the Guide.

    Alas, my own full page description seems to not have made it to the final printing… <sigh>

  5. gynocrat says:

    A full page? ^_^ That's good news for a change.

    But your comic is in there, right? That's the most important thing. :)

  6. Yep, I'm very pleased. :-) And it's cool to check out other people's work…