It’s official. Jesse Helms the unicorn is Northwest Press’ new convention mascot! Come and see him at YaoiCon and talk about reincarnation!
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Molly Brooks recommends The Legend of Bold Riley #1
In The Legend of Bold Riley Volume 1, we saw Princess Rilavashana SanParite of Prakkalore give up her claim to the throne and leave palace life behind to go adventuring. She spent the book living by her sword and her wits, defeating mythical beasts and wooing pretty girls, and this first issue of Volume 2 promises to continue in that vein.
As the story starts we find our heroine nursing a broken heart, until she happens upon a talking bone with a sad story to tell. Helping her strange new friend provides a welcome distraction from her own woes, but can Bold Riley save the day when the villain is love gone tragically wrong?
Bold Riley is a classic adventurer archetype- smart, courageous, pulled ever onward by the promise of challenge and excitement, and leaving a trail of slain monsters and well-bedded women in her wake. It’s classic sword-and-sorcery stuff in an eastern-influenced folktale style, and while it’s refreshing to have this kind of story told through the eyes of a queer woman rather than another hulking Conan-type, the queerness isn’t the focus.
Each story is part of the larger continuity of Bold Riley’s journeys through various mystical lands, but they can also be read as stand-alone fables, so this issue is a perfectly fine place to start. Can’t wait to see what becomes of her in Issue 2!
[Pick up The Legend of Bold Riley #1 here!]
Molly Brooks is a Digital Editor for comiXology.
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Northwest Press is headed to Comic-Con next weekend! Come by booth #2144 (Prism Comics) and say howdy to Dylan Edwards (Transposes), Jon Macy (Fearful Hunter), Charles “Zan” Christensen (The Power Within), and lots more great creators!
Every year, Zan helps polish up The Gay Agenda for Comic-Con International, which gives congoers a one-stop shop for all things LGBT at the Con. This year’s booklet, compiled by Andy Mangels, features a beautiful cover by Tara Madison Avery and Mike Sullivan, and is chock full of great panels, events, and info for the discerning queer comics fanatic.
The booklet will be available at the Prism Comics mega-booth (#2144, at the back of Hall C) and will also be available in convenient digital form online. Check out prismcomics.org for more info!
knowhomo said: Hi, my name is Rebecca and I'm one of the co-moderators on KNOWhomo and more importantly, a huge fan of NORTHWEST PRESS. My partner even knows my love and gifted me Qu33r this week for my birthday. I'm excited to hear you'll be coming to D.C. for Out Write. I find myself rearranging my budget to buy more on site that day than I have online. I wanted to say thank you for all you do. Seriously. It is a lot. The dramaturg and comic/graphic nerd in me is deeply thankful. -- Keep On, Keeping On! -R.
Aw! Thanks for the props!
We are thrilled to be coming back to the D.C. area (my childhood home!) to spread the gospel of LGBT comics at OutWrite. And we’ll have a bunch of new titles to show off! :-D
For those folks who aren’t in the DC area, don’t despair. We’re doing a lot of shows this year and might be in your area, too. Our full convention schedule is here: http://northwestpress.com/events/
Come see us in San Francisco this Sunday! Sunday! Someday! where we’ll be celebrating the first (hopefully ANNUAL) Queer Comics Expo at the Cartoon Art Museum!
We’re hosting a panel discussion about the mainstreaming of queer characters and creators in comics, called “Queer Comics… in Every Direction”. That will happen from 1:30 to 2:30, and will feature Jon Macy (FEARFUL HUNTER), Agnes Czaja (ANYTHING THAT LOVES), and Ed Luce (WUVABLE OAF), with Northwest Press publisher Charles “Zan” Christensen moderating.
We’ll also have a table set up all day with a huge array of comics from NWP and beyond, and other goodies.
Full details about the event here:
Forgot to post this earlier this week because I’m dumb! Ashley the Intern did a great cartoon celebrating Northwest Press’ journey north of the border this weekend at VanCAF in Vancouver. Come see us today at Roundhouse Mews from 11-5!
Jon Macy’s FEARFUL HUNTER has arrived! Without a doubt our most delectable release to date.