Northwest Press

Apr 16

Leia Weathington’s The Legend of Bold Riley is reaching new audiences by serializing some of Riley’s new adventures on! Check back every week to read five new pages. (And if you’re not the patient type, just head to your local comics shop and tell them to put aside copies of the all-new The Legend of Bold Riley ongoing series for you! Starts in May!)

(Also, don’t forget to pledge during the last minutes of the Fearful Hunter Kickstarter!)

Apr 15

Let's talk about how some men talk to women in comics →


Last week I wrote this piece for Comic Book Resources about the new Teen Titans #1 cover. The point of the piece was hey, there’s a broad demographic DC *could* be hitting with this book but the cover is certainly not made for that potential demographic. Instead, it’s more of the same-old,…

Apr 12


Three different gatherings of queer cartoonists, or, Rob Takes a Sentimental Journey:

Top photo: Boston in either 1992 or ‘93: Left to right: Jennifer Camper, Diane DiMassa, Alison Bechdel, Rob Kirby, Joan Hilty, & Howard Cruse

Middle: At TCAF May 2013: (front) Zan Christensen, (back, L to R): Rob K, Maurice Vellekoop, & Justin Hall.

Bottom photo: NYC Feb 2014: Carlo Quispe, Jennifer Camper, Sasha Steinberg, L. Nichols, & Bill Roundy

(Actually kicking myself that I don’t have so many more of these - for example at TCAF last year at the queer mixer, why didn’t I get a pic of all those folks together? Dammit!)

The people behind the queer comics!

Apr 11

Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find at the Roll for Diversity Hub and Lounge at #paxeast2014! #rollfordiversity

Apr 09

Northwest Press is still out on the east coast doing shows (come see us at PAX EAST this weekend!) and we’ve picked up some fun new books along the way.

Eth’s Skin by Sfē
The first part of a gorgeous, quiet fable set in an alternate version of a Canadian seaside town with selkies, merpeople, and land-dwellers. Wonderfully gender-ambiguous/free, beautifully drawn, and has a story that will draw you in within just a few pages.

Connecticut Queercore and Punk Against the Patriarchy
Great little zine that hopes to unite like-minded punks and promote stuff that goes against the grain of the dudebro punk scene.

Uranus #0
In which Carlo Quispe shares lots of STI/HIV testing info for New Yorkers, drawings of the facilities, and little stories of the folks who pass through their doors.

NJ: The Legend Reborn with a Twist
Part one of a story about a demon child born in 1750 in New Jersey, who ends up a captive in a circus sideshow. Reminded me of Any Hartman’s “Amy Unbounded” in places, because of its whimsical and sweet depictions of the characters, but the overall story is darker and more menacing. I want to see more!

Electronic #1-3
A wild ride with artificial humans, death and rebirth, multiple copies of people—who is real? There’s so much packed into these first three issues that you’ll want to read and re-read them to get it all. It’s worth it!

FAQNP: FAQNP’s A Queer Nerd Publication Issue 4
A great, thick zine about queer nerdery, with an interview with Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), a comic about synthetic exes by Lawrence Ferber and Kelvin Lo, “Hot Men of the Monster Manual” by Bill Roundy, some trippy Battlestar Galactica slash fic, an essay about Phillip K. Dick by Tom Cardamone, and tons more.

You’re Doing it Wrong! #4-5
Fantastic feminist musings from Stevie Wilson that will have you nodding your head, gritting your teeth, and laughing out loud. Excellent personal explorations of queer and female identities, costumery and clothing, mansplaining, and comics culture gatekeepers.

DASH: The Case of the Mysterious Zita Makara
A really well-executed gay detective noir story with enough twists and turns in the first issue that you’re immediately hooked and need to know what happens next. (There will be some exciting news about DASH very soon!)

Apr 02

Ashley the Intern has the scoop on Northwest Press’ East Coast events!

This weekend, we’ll be at tables G15 & G16 at MoCCA Arts Fest in New York, as well as Queer MoCCA at the Bureau of General Studies Queer Division on Saturday night. (Facebook RSVP here!)

The weekend after that, it’s off to Boston for PAX East, where NWP will be part of the new “Roll For Diversity Lounge” (room 102AB) at the show.

Always know where we’ll be next by going to the Northwest Press Events page!

Apr 01


Jon Macy is a Lambda Literary Graphic Novel Award Winner and needs our HELP!

Help a small press keep bringing queer comics to readers.

Jon’s work is sweet and romantic, but it is also sexy when the sex adds to the story. I believe it’s important that LGBT characters are shown fully realized, and without self censorship.

Fearful Hunter by Jon Macy Graphic novel, 320 pages, black and white, color cover, hardback, for mature readers. Comes out in May 2014 from Northewest Press.

A young Druid on the eve of his initiation meets a troubled wolf and falls in love. The star crossed lovers don’t have a chance when lascivious Druid masters and savage elder gods threaten their fragile new relationship. Punk music, pick up trucks and psychedelic earth magic add an urban spin to this captivating queer Celtic fantasy world.

Support this project now!


Mar 31

Hot guys want Fearful Hunter. Help fund the kickstarter so the hot guys won’t cry.


Hot guys want Fearful Hunter. Help fund the kickstarter so the hot guys won’t cry.

Mar 31
Comics + queers + disco ball = love.

Comics + queers + disco ball = love.

Mar 27


Wonder Woman

#Can somebody put ‘Patriarchy’ on the glass so I can use that gif for you know reasons? egalitarianmuse here u go :)

This is what the internet is for.