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Wednesday, July 16, 2003
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Upcoming: Leonard & Larry vol. 4



Leonard & Larry vol. 4Rejoice! The long-awaited fourth collection of Tim Barela's Leonard & Larry strips is in the July issue of Previews, and should be available in September from Palliard Press/ Dreamhaven Books (and in all bookshops, of course).
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Friday, July 11, 2003




Read 'Zu, part 1'And here is the first part of Zu, Bud Larsen's sci-fi story.
The following parts will be posted soon.
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Monday, July 07, 2003




Read 'Zu, a prologue'And here is another on-site strip for your reading pleasure, thanks to Sina (see below).
Bud Larsen is an artist whose work is largely forgotten, but he's worked since the 60's in erotic gay magazines. Sina and I (well, Sina will do most of the work and I'll upload it) are going to bring you an exclusive interview with Bud, along with lots of art.
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Sunday, July 06, 2003
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Wanky Comics #2


Author(s): BiL Sherman.


Cover for issue #2I've just read the second issue of BiL Sherman's Wanky Comics. While I've already reviewed the first issue, I thought the second one deserved a few words.

Panel from the sci-fi storyApart from another cute adventure of Wood Weapon, a character who appeared in issue #1, and a new episode of "Monster Wars", a serial where men fight big monsters on a strange planet, this issue sees the beginning of "Dream Boy", a sci-fi serial where slave men are genetically built to serve all the needs of various customers. The character in this strip is different from the others, but will find a new life when a guy notices him and buys him. It's all slightly unsettling (in a good way), all the more as the slave character has a very human need for warmth and companionship.
Panel from the Frankenstein storyAnd behind a deliciously gross cover, the first strip in this issue is a short story recounting the obsession of a teenage guy with a down on his luck gay actor... the Frankenstein monster! In this cute tale, Sherman manages to transform the patchwork misfit we all know into a young fag touching fantasy. Not a small feat.
As with the other strips, one of the things that make me think this work is unique among erotic/porn gay comics is the emphasis placed on those characters which are very different from the good looking 20- or 30-something gay guys we see in most gay fiction, erotic or otherwise. And it is not only the fact they're all bears, but rather that they all have a little something that sets them apart, be it appearance or behavior.
BiL Sherman really is a breath of fresh air in gay comics, blending hot sex scenes and romantic asides with a very personal idea of what is erotic.

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Read 'Cigarettes'I've added another one-page strip to my on-site comics page.
This one is by Sina, an old friend of mine. I'll soon add more of his work.
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Thursday, July 03, 2003
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I don't know if you follow the GLAAD media awards, but this year, the comics award was given once more to Judd Winick, for his work on Green Lantern (he already got one last year for the same title), and more exactly for the storyline regarding the gay-bashing of regular character Terry Berg. Winick is a nice guy, but I can think of several other titles more deserving of that award. Anyway.
GLAAD has announced new guidelines for its comics award, making it virtually impossible for publishers other than the "big 4" -Marvel, DC, Image & Dark Horse- to get an award.
I urge you to go to the Sequential Tart site and read Denise Suddell's article about this. She's worked for GLAAD, so she knows what she's talking about.
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