New York Comic Con 2017: Image Comics to Publish Original Graphic Novel, Bingo Love
Image Comics has announced they will publish Bingo Love, an original graphic novel created and written by Tee Franklin, with art by Jenn St-Onge, and colors by Joy San.
Bingo Love is about two Queer, Black women and the love between them that spans decades. Their story also explores the complications of coming out at an older age, and how that decision affects their families lives. Bingo Love will hit stores just in time for Valentine’s Day, February 2018.
Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray are two young, Black girls who meet at church bingo in 1963 and eventually fall in love…but in this time period, their love was not accepted. Hazel and Mari are broken up by their families’ “shame” and go on to marry and have families of their own. Almost fifty years later—in the fever pitch of church bingo—Mari and Hazel are reunited and rediscover the love they have for each other, even though they both are still married.
Franklin won the 2017 Queer Press Grant for Bingo Love and has raised almost $60k for this graphic novella via Kickstarter.