Happy World Pride Day!

Happy World Pride Day!
Wonder Woman, a character created by Cameron Wallace
Cameron Wallace is a comic artist (Emanata #4 available now) and a participant of the last 24 Hour Comics. I know him for always buying books with great art and with a cognitive approach to representation for both people of color and the LGBTTQQIAAP+
So because I am behind on updating the newsletter and he just walked into the store, and he actually reads comics, while I’ve fallen behind thanks to billing, hiring and all the not fun stuff that comes with owning a comics store, I’m asking him  to write about his favorite queer books that we would recommend other people read:

What book has taught you something about the queer community?

Not sure I can say a book taught me anything about the queer community that I already haven’t learned in life. But Moonstruck by Image Comics did help me become more comfortable with using They/ Them pronouns. Moonstruck is the story of a queer werewolf who works as a barista in a world populated with mythological beings. They deal with magic and being in love.

What is your favorite book featuring queer characters?

Jem and The Holograms was great! Especially in the beginning with Sophie Campbell’s beautiful artwork. The writer, Kelly Thompson, did a good job on the romance between Stormer and Kimber. It’s the best update of a classic cartoon I’ve ever seen! The queer representation was a breath of fresh air. If you ever saw the episode of the old 80’s cartoon, where Kimber and Stormer come out with a song called “I’m Okay” that shows what makes their relationship so believable as a fan.

I’m Okay -Jem and the Holograms
What is your favorite book with queer creators?

Just read a cool queerploitation by Steve Orlando called Virgil about a guy getting revenge for his lover in Jamaica, where its illegal to be gay.

Name all the queer books with people of color you can think of. What are they about?

Well , Virgil is one. (Explained earlier)
Fence from Boom Studios is about, fencing school boys with fencing drama, and it’s good.
Moonstruck ( also explained earlier)
Gen 13 has Rainmaker who is bisexual. I’m not sure I really knew what Gen 13 was really about lol. It was the 90’s. Stories weren’t so important to Image back then.
Young Avengers. I think the title explains that. They have America Chavez and Prodigy on the team.
Runaways. Cool kids runaway from their evil parents. Nico Minoru is on that team. Bisexual.
Bingo Love. Old Black Lady Romance. Civil rights. And the right to love.
Motor Crush. Lesbian Motorcycle racer, with crazy sci fi drugs and action.
I feel like I should know more but it escapes me.

All books we carry! Except Gen13

What kind of stories would you like to see more of?

AWESOME STORIES!!!!! With awesome people, doing awesome things…!

Which company do you think does best in representing the queer community?

Right now, it seems like Image has got a good start on that.

I’m an uptight, insecure, Greek guy, how would you rate my use of terminology?

Awful, 1 star, It’s the reason I come to Anyone Comics.

Fine, whatever. Did you know that IDW’s Transformers comics addresses gender pronouns really efficiently? Read below and write your thoughts

Transformers Lost Light #8. Dialogue by James Roberts. Art by Priscilla Tramontano
Wow, that’s is very interesting. Not only does it shine a light on pronouns, but also has a good take on being transgender. I had no clue this was out there.

You can find Cameron Wallace on Instagram and his book in our store!

Events!

We will be grilling hot dogs outside while offering 2 comics for $1 and graphic novels for $5, right there on our sidewalk this Thursday all day!
Kid’s Art Class every Sunday from 12-2pm with Professor Ray $15 a student!
We are hosting our first Prerelease this Friday at 3pm. That means we will be starting drafts as soon as we have 8 people. We will have free decks for anyone who wants to try it out and we have amazing prizes available for everyone!
July 3rd is the last day to see this amazing fantasy / sci-fi Art Gallery! Hurry! 

Check out what New Releases came in on our redesigned website!

And once again, we HAVE to thank all of our subscribers! You choosing our store for your comics make it possible for us to host the events we host, hire the people we hire and bring in all the things we bring in!
And if you haven’t been in for a while, hurry up!

Dimitrios Fragiskatos

Dimitrios is the store handler for Anyone Comics. He is the author of Millennials: You Are Special, Greasers in Greece, and Frankenstein vs Dracula: Throughout The Ages. He is the architect of his own destruction.

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