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Submissions are Now Open for 2019 Prism Awards & Queer Press Grant

The Prism Awards are presented annually by The Cartoon Art Museum, Prism Comics, and The Queer Comics Expo to both fiction and non-fiction comics works by queer authors.  The goals of the Awards are to recognize and celebrate diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics and to promote powerful, innovative, positive, challenging stories and representations of LGBTQAI+ characters. 

One award will be given in each of the following categories: Best Short Form Comic, Best Webcomic, Best Comic From A Small To Midsize Press, Best Comic From A Mainstream Publisher and Best Comic Anthology.  Finalists will also receive recognition. 

Eligible work must have been made or first published between January 1 and December 31, 2018 and never before submitted to these Awards.  All submissions will be reviewed by an impartial panel of judges made up of professionals in the field of comics, including authors, scholars, reviewers and librarians. 

THE SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR THE PRISM AWARDS CLOSES FEBRUARY 15, 2019 AT 11:59 PM PST.  Three Nominees in each category for the Prism Awards will be announced at the Queer Comics Expo in the San Francisco in April 2019 (dates to be announced).  Winners and Honorable Mention will be announced at Comic-Con International San Diego, Thursday, July 18 – Sunday, July 21, 2019 (date to be announced).

Additional information and guidelines for submission can be found here.

SUBMISSION ARE ALSO OPEN FOR THE 2019 PRISM COMICS QUEER PRESS GRANT.

The Grant is awarded annually to help emerging independent queer comic book creators publish and promote their comics.   Since its inception, the Queer Press Grant has fostered many important works representing excellence and diversity in LGBTQAI+ comics:

Comic books, comic strips, webcomics and graphic novel projects are all eligible. Entries are judged first and foremost by artistic merit and contributions to the LGBTQAI+ community, followed by evaluation of financial need and proposal presentation.

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE QUEER PRESS GRANT CLOSE AT 5 PM PST ON MARCH 1, 2019. Entries are judged first and foremost by artistic merit, followed by concerns such as financial need, proposal presentation, and the project’s contribution to the LGBT community. The judges also lean towards projects that are more fully realized — we want to see many pages of sequential art, rather than an idea with sketches. The Queer Press Grant is awarded to an amateur artist who hasn’t yet gotten a mainstream publisher.   They are reviewed by the Prism Board, past recipients of the Grant and Prism’s Advisory Board.  

The Recipient of the Grant will be announced at one of Prism Comics’ panels at Wondercon Anaheim– March 29 – March 31, 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California.

SDCC 2018: The Second Annual Prism Awards Winners

Prism Comics and the Cartoon Art Museum have announced the Winners of the Second Annual Prism Awards. The Awards announcements took place at the Prism Awards panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 on Saturday July 21, 2018.

Prism Awards Chairperson, Maia Kobabe, moderated the panel which included Prism Awards Founders Ted Abenheim and Nina L. Taylor Kester and judges Ajuan ManceWilliam O. TylerHeidi McDonald,  Mey Rude, and Rob McMonigal.

The ceremony began by re-announcing winners from last year’s 2017 Prism Awards and honoring the judges of this year’s awards. As the 2018 nominees and winners were announced, Molly Ostertag and Zora Gilbert accepted winning their 2018 Prism Awards in person with heartfelt speeches on the importance of the awards to themselves and the community at large. Videos were presented to the audience for acceptance speeches by those 2018 winners who were unable to be present in person, including Blue Delliquanti, Noella Whitney, Weshoyot Alvitre and Daniel Heath Justice .

The Prism Awards are presented to comic works by queer authors and works that promote the growing body of diverse, powerful, innovative, positive or challenging representations of LGBTQAI+ characters in fiction or nonfiction comics.  In keeping with the creative spirit of LGBTQAI+ comics creators, the Awards themselves are hand-crafted with design by Nina L. Taylor Kester including a glass rainbow by Amy Karadbil and etched comic book base by Barry Figgins.

The panel closed with encouragement for submissions for the 2019 Prism Awards which will open next Spring 2019 and will be announced through the Prism Comics websiteThe Queer Comics Expo in partnership with the Cartoon  Art Museum which held the first Prism Awards ceremony in 2017 was also announced to return in 2019 with newsletter signups for updates.

The Winners and Nominees for the 2018 Prism Awards are:

SHORT FORM COMICS –
WINNER:
To Measure by Noella Whitney, 2017
NOMINEES:
Contact High by James F Wright and Josh Eckert, August 2017 –
Figurinha by Dante Luiz, May 2017 –
There’s More Than One! by Justin Hubbell, June 2017 –
It Was 1973, and Tiffany Banks Was Totally Winning at Gender by Ajuan Mance, 2017 –

WEBCOMICS – 
WINNER:
O Human Star by Blue Delliquanti, (excerpts from 2017)
NOMINEES:
Cans of Beans chapter 9 by Tamara Go, 2017
SuperButch Issue 1 by Becky Hawkins and Barry Deutsch, 2017
Monster Pop! by Maya Kern, (excerpt from 2017)
Superpose by Ciaran and Anka C, (excerpt from August 2017 – November 2017)

SMALL TO MIDSIZE PRESS COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS
WINNER:
The Boys Who Became Hummingbirds by Daniel Heath Justice and Weshoyot Alvitre, Alternate History Comics Inc., June 2017
NOMINEES:
Steam Clean by Laura Ķeniņš, May 2017
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris, Fantagraphics, February 2017

MAIN STREAM COMICS AND GRAPHIC NOVELS – 
WINNER:
The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag, Scholastic Graphix, 2017
NOMINEES:
Iceman by Sina Grace (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist), Kevin Wada (artist), Marvel Comics, 2017
Heavy Vinyl by Carly Usdin (Writer), Nina Vakueva (Pencils), Irene Flores (Inker), Rebecca Nalty (Colorist), Jim Campbell (Letterer), Boom Studios, 2017

ANTHOLOGIES – 
WINNER:
Dates: An Anthology of Queer Historical Fiction Volume 2 edited by Zora Gilbert and Cat Parra, August 2017 –
NOMINEES:
Power & Magic: IMMORTAL SOULS edited by Joamette Gil, 2017
Oh Joy Sex Toy, Volume 4 edited by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan, 2017

SDCC 2018: 2018 Prism Awards Nominees Announced

Prism Comics and the Cartoon Art Museum have announced the nominees for the Second Annual Prism Awards. The winners of this year’s Prism Awards and Prism Award Honorees will be announced at the Prism Awards panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday July 21, 2018 from 89pm in Room 29AB. Admission to Comic-Con International San Diego is required to attend the Prism Awards panel.

The Prism Awards are presented to comic works by queer authors and works that promote the growing body of diverse, powerful, innovative, positive or challenging representations of LGBTQAI+ characters in fiction or nonfiction comics.  The goal of the Awards is to recognize, promote and celebrate diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics, and the nominees and awards are voted on by a diverse group comics professionals, educators, librarians, journalists and writers.

The nominees for the 2018 Prism Awards are:

Short Form Comics:
To Measure by Noella Whitney, 2017
Contact High by James F Wright and Josh Eckert, August 2017 –
Figurinha by Dante Luiz, May 2017 –
There’s More Than One! by Justin Hubbell, June 2017
It Was 1973, and Tiffany Banks Was Totally Winning at Gender by Ajuan Mance, 2017

Webcomics:
Cans of Beans, chapter 9 by Tamara Go, 2017
SuperButch Issue 1 by Becky Hawkins and Barry Deutsch, 2017
Monster Pop! by Maya Kern, (excerpt from 2017)
O Human Star by Blue Delliquanti, (excerpts from 2017)
Superpose by Ciaran and Anka C, (excerpt from August 2017-November 2017)

Small To Midsize Press Comics and Graphic Novels:
Steam Clean by Laura Ķeniņš, May 2017
The Boys Who Became Hummingbirds by Daniel Heath Justice and Weshoyot Alvitre, Alternate History Comics Inc., June 2017
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris, Fantagraphics, February 2017

Main Stream Comics and Graphic Novels:
Iceman by Sina Grace (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist), Kevin Wada (artist), Marvel Comics, 2017
Heavy Vinyl by Carly Usdin (Writer), Nina Vakueva (Pencils), Irene Flores (Inker), Rebecca Nalty (Colorist), Jim Campbell (Lettere)r, Boom Studios, 2017
The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag, Scholastic Graphix, 2017

Anthologies:
Dates: An Anthology of Queer Historical Fiction Volume 2 edited by Zora Gilbert and Cat Parra, August 2017
Power & Magic: IMMORTAL SOULS edited by Joamette Gil, 2017
Oh Joy Sex Toy, Volume 4 edited by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan, 2017

Prism Awards Finalists Announced!

Prism Comics and the Queer Comics Expo have announced the finalists for the first annual Prism Awards! The Prism Awards are being established this year (2017) to recognize, promote and celebrate diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics. The panel of 12 expert judges have selected several works in each category which expand the growing body of diverse, powerful, innovative, positive or challenging representations of LGBTQAI+ characters in fiction and nonfiction comics. The winners in each category will be announced at a ceremony at the Queer Comics Expo on Saturday July 8th, starting at 4pm at the SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St, San Francisco.

Check out the list below for the nominees and congrats to everyone involved and nominated!

BEST SHORT FORM COMIC FINALISTS

Nothing Wrong With Me by Dylan Edwards http://www.studiondr.com/  – https://thenib.com/nothing-wrong-with-me
Flux by E Jackson http://eshiel.com/  – http://flux.eshiel.com/
Liar by Hari Conner  http://www.hari-illustration.com/ – https://gumroad.com/l/BtKou#
The Kiss of the Demoness by Gillian Pascasio http://7clubs.tumblr.com/

 

BEST WEBCOMIC FINALISTS

With Great Abandon by EH MacMillian https://withgreatabandon.tumblr.com/
Failing Sky: Ghost Story by Scout Tran-Caffee http://failingsky.com/ghoststory
Villainette by Scout Tran-Caffee http://strip.villainette.com

 

BEST COMIC FROM A SMALL TO MIDSIZE PRESS FINALISTS

Destiny, NY Volume One: Who I Used to Be by Pat Shand (Writer), Manuel Preitano (Artist), Jim Campbell (Letterer), and Shannon Lee (Editor) https://www.storenvy.com/stores/980896-continuity-entertainment
Short Gay Stories by H-P Lehkonen http://hplehkonen.com/
Active Voice The Comic Collection by P. Kristen Enos (writer), Heidi Ho (contributing writer), Casandra Grullon (artist), Derek Chua (artist), Leesamarie Croal (artist), Beth Varni (artist), and Dan Parent (cover art) http://www.pkristenenos.com/avgraphicnovel/

 

BEST SINGLE ISSUE FROM A MAINSTREAM PUBLISHER FINALISTS

Supergirl: Being Super #1 by Mariko Tamaki (writer), Joëlle Jones (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Kelly Fitzpatrick (colorist), Saida Temofonte (letters), Jones and Fitzpatrick (cover art) https://www.comixology.com/Supergirl-Being-Super-2016-1/digital-comic/431009
The Backstagers #1 by James Tynion IV (writer), and Rian Sygh (artist) https://www.comixology.com/The-Backstagers-1-of-8/digital-comic/410464
Lumberjanes #17 by Noelle Stevenson (writer), Shannon Watters (writer), and Brooke Allen (artist) https://www.comixology.com/Lumberjanes-17/digital-comic/260036

 

BEST ANTHOLOGY FINALISTS

Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology edited by Sfé R. Monster & Taneka Stotts
https://www.beyond-press.com/
POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology edited by Joamette Gil
https://gumroad.com/powerandmagicpress
Food Porn edited by Gina Biggs http://comicorgy.com/print/food-porn-print-edition/
Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers edited by Hazel Newlevant http://chainmail-bikini.com/


THE 2017 PRISM AWARD JUDGES

Rob McMonigal is a nonbinary writer who lives in Portland Oregon with too many cats and is the head writer of the Eisner Nominated comics review site, www.panelpatter.com.

Ajuan Mance is a genderqueer nerd, a Professor at Mills College, the author of Inventing Black Women and Proud Legacy, the editor of the anthology Before There Was Harlem, and the creator of the portrait series 1001 Black Men. http://8-rock.com/

Kirwan McHarry authored “Border Dwellers in Boys’ Love Manga” in On the Edge of the Panel (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015), and co-edited a special section on BL manga for the Journal of Graphic Novels ! and Comics (4:1: 1-8). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/21504857.2013.793207

Jon Erik Christianson is a comics journalist who aspires to Lois Lane greatness (in a universe where she’s given her due credit). https://twitter.com/HonestlyJon

Jack Baur is a Teen Services Librarian at the Berkeley Public Library, and the co-host of the (erratically updated) In the Library With a Comic Book podcast, available at http://inthelibrarywithacomicbook.org.

AJ Real is an educator, QPOC, blue lantern, Hufflepuff, games enthusiast, and Pokémon master. He can be found online wherever evil and heteronormativity must be vanquished. https://twitter.com/darkshifter

Mel Reiff Hill is the illustrator and co-author of the GENDER book, an illustrated gender 101 for everyone! Find more of their work online at rowdyferret.com

Nia King is the the author of Queer & Trans Artists of Color, Volumes 1 & 2 and the host and producer of We Want the Airwaves podcast. Artactivistnia.weebly.com

Brian Andersen is a life-long comic book lovin’ gay geek, a contributor to The Advocate and writer of “Stripling Warrior,” featuring gay Mormon superheroes.  http://www.sosuperduper.com/

Heidi MacDonald is the editor in chief of Comics Beat, an awarding winning site about graphic novels. comicsbeat.com

Mey Rude is a bi, trans Chicana and is a writer/editor at Autostraddle and consults on and edits comic books.  https://twitter.com/meyrude

William O. Tyler is the creator of WoT’s Cinephilia, a webcomic that studies the love of movies and how they shape us. williamotyler.com

Prism Comics Announces the 2017 Queer Press Grant Winner

The recipient of the 2017 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant was announced at the Queers, Comics & Social Justice panel by Prism Comics Queer Press Grant chair Elizabeth Beier, at Wondercon.

This year’s winner is Tee Franklin for Bingo Love. Tee hopes her story will let Black youth know it’s okay to be queer, and strongly represent seniors.

The Queer Press Grant is awarded to assist comics creators in self-publishing comics with LGBT characters or themes. Entries are judged first and foremost by artistic merit, followed by concerns such as financial need, proposal presentation, and the project’s contribution to the LGBT community. They are reviewed by the Prism Board, past recipients of the Grant, and Prism’s Advisory Board.

Prism Comics Awards the 2016 Queer Press Grant

The recipient of the 2016 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant was announced at the ALPHABET -10 Years of the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant panel by Prism Comics Queer Press Grant chair Jon Macy, at WonderCon. This year was a tie between Catherine Esguerra for Eighty Days and Elizabeth Beier for I Like Your Headband.

The Queer Press Grant is awarded to assist comics creators in self publishing comics with LGBT characters or themes. Entries are judged first and foremost by artistic merit, followed by concerns such as financial need, proposal presentation, and the project’s contribution to the LGBT community. They are reviewed by the Prism Board, past recipients of the Grant, and Prism’s Advisory Board.

The Queer Press Grant is an all volunteer organization funded entirely by donations from comic book professionals and readers. Since its inception, the Queer Press Grant has been awarded to –

2005: Steve MacIsaac – Shiftlifter                       2010: Jon Macy – Fearful Hunter        
2006: Megan Gedris – YU+ME                                 2011: Robert Kirby – Three  
2007: Justin Hall – True Travel Tales                    2012: Christine Smith – The Princess
2007: Tommy Roddy – Pride High                         2012: Blue Delliquanti – O Human Star      
2008: Pam Harrison – House of the Muses         2013: Hazel Newlevant – If This Be Sin
2009: Ed Luce – Wuvable Oaf                                 2014: Calvin Gimplevich                    
2009: Eric Orner – Storybox                                   2014:Emiliano Quale 
2010: Tana Ford – Duck                                           2015:  Dave Davenport -Stray Bullet
                                                                                     

Prism Comics is an all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting LGBTQ comics. You can help greatly by making a donation to the Queer Press Grant.

Prism Comics Announces New Queer Comics Anthology

Prism Comics has been working hard to promote the queer comics reading experience. To that end they have teamed up with Stacked Deck Press to bring you a new LGBT comics project. A benefit book to raise funds for the annual Queer Press Grant that helps LGBT comic book self publishers.

In a release, Jon Macy Prism Comics Queer Press Grant chair said:

This is going to be a great anthology with many established comics creators as well as fresh and exciting new voices. Yes, the ultimate goal is to raise money for the grant, but my secret agenda has always been to find a way to promote the many amazing artists that have submitted exceptional proposals over the years. I want to give them the chance to show off their talents in a sweet full color hardback book. Doing this really makes us happy.

The queer publishing world is a small one, and not what it was even ten years ago. Many small presses have gone under, and it has become harder and harder for new LGBT comics creators to find publishers. One of Prism’s own is stepping up to create Stacked Deck Press, an all-inclusive publishing house that focuses on gender, sexual, regional, and ethnic diversity among creators, and diversity of style and genre in story content. Alphabet will be their first book.

Tara Avery, Publisher of Stacked Deck Press, said:

We wanted to highlight the many varieties of the LGBTQ experience and in recent years the queer comics movement has gained visibility from coast to coast. Alphabet is an attempt to bring cartoonists together that represent a broad cross-section of our community and culture.

Alphabet the LGBTQAI cartoonists from Prism Comics to benefit the Queer Press Grant will debut at Wondercon 2016, March 25-27 at the Los Angeles convention center in California. Look for their crowd funding campaign coming in October.

Alphabet 2

Prism Comics announces winner of the 2015 Queer Press Grant

Stray Bullet 1The recipient of the 2015 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant was announced at the It’s A Queer, Queer World panel by Prism president Ted Abenheim, at WonderCon. Dave Davenport, a talented veteran of queer comics, was awarded the QPG for his forthcoming graphic novel Stray Bullet.

Stray Bullet is a story about HIV and the hope for the future. It’s “something serious told in a playful way.”

The Queer Press Grant is awarded to assist comics creators in self publishing comics with LGBT characters or themes. Entries are judged first and foremost by artistic merit, followed by concerns such as financial need, proposal presentation, and the project’s Stray Bullet 2contribution to the LGBT community. They are reviewed by the Prism Board, past recipients of the Grant, and Prism’s Advisory Board.

The Queer Press Grant is an all volunteer organization funded entirely by donations from comic book professionals and readers. Since its inception, the Queer Press Grant has been awarded to –

2005: Steve MacIsaac – Shiftlifter                          2010: Tana Ford – Duck
2006: Megan Gedris – YU+ME                                2010: Jon Macy – Fearful Hunter
2007: Justin Hall – True Travel Tales                     2011: Robert Kirby – Three
2007: Tommy Roddy – Pride High                          2012: Christine Smith – The Princess
2008: Pam Harrison – House of the Muses            2012: Blue Delliquanti – O Human Star
2009: Ed Luce – Wuvable Oaf                                 2013: Hazel Newlevant – If This Be Sin
2009: Eric Orner – Storybox                                    2014: Calvin Gimplevich/Emiliano Quale

Prism Comics is an all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting LGBTQ comics. You can help greatly by making a donation to the Queer Press Grant.

Prism Comics at WonderCon Anaheim

Prism ComicsPrism Comics is exhibiting, presenting panels and announcing the recipient of the 2015 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant at WonderCon Anaheim which takes place April 3 – 5, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in  Anaheim, California.

Prism Prism will be at Booth #809 selling LGBTQ comics and graphic novels and presenting guest appearances by comics creators including Marc Andreyko, Tara Madison Avery, P. Kristen Enos, Devin Grayson, Tommy Kovac, Jeff Krell, Robert Paul, Markus Pfalzgraf, David Quantic, Bradley C. Rader, David Reddish, Peter Saenz, Josh Trujillo and Charles “Zan” Christensen of Northwest Press with a wonderful selection of comics and graphic novels for all interests.

Prism will also have appearances by some favorite cosplayers and LGBTQ characters – Annisse of DameFatale Cosplay, The Official Ariel, Countess Canterburry, Chrissy Lynn, KPM Cosplay, Kelton, Jimmy Sherfy, Barry V, Chris Riley, Zack Phoenix and more.

The Creator/Cosplayer Appearance Schedule is below.  Check the Prism Website, Facebook Page and Prism Booth 809 for updates.

In addition Prism will announce the recipient of the 2015 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant 
at the “It’s A Queer, Queer World” panel Friday, April 3 from 7 – 8 pm   Room 211

The Prism Comics Queer Press Grant is an annual financial grant given to an aspiring comics creator to help them publish their work of LGBTQ interest.

Prism will also be presenting three panels on LGBTQ comics and popular media:

It’s A Queer, Queer World – Friday, April 3, 2015, 7 – 8 pm
Anaheim Convention Center Room 211
From marriage equality becoming a reality in state after state to queer performers and sports figures coming out in all corners of popular media, LGBTQ people have made great strides in society at large. Queer people and their relationships are more and more mainstream in the world of comics as well. As yesterday’s radical notions become today’s popular culture, what’s new and cutting-edge in LGBTQ comics? What new responsibilities do comics creators have to themselves and their readers in presenting LGBTQ characters and stories? Join Prism Comics and moderator Tara Madison Avery (Gooch, Prism Comics Board Member) as they explore these and other questions with panelists Marc Andreyko (Batwoman, Wonder Woman ’77), P. Kristen Enos (Web of Lives, Deseo, Prism Comics Board Member), Devin Grayson (Nightwing, USER), Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf), Sam Saturday (Death’s Door) and Josh Trujillo (Love Machines).  The recipient of the 2015 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant will also be announced at this panel.

Fairy Dust: LGBTQ Disney Fandom – Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7 – 8 pm
Anaheim Convention Center Room 211
Disney is popular around the world.  And Disney characters, films, comics, media and theme parks are especially popular among the LGBTQ community.  Young or old, LGBTQ folk identify with the stories, characters, the fantasy and the imagination. Since you are next door to the “Happiest Place on Earth” join Prism Comics and Disney fans as they explore why the queer community loves all things Disney. Panelists include Dusty Sage (Founder and CEO of MiceChat.com), Tommy Kovac (Skelebunnies, Wonderland), Momma (Anaheim Gay Days; expert on Disney Parks and Disneyana), Jimmy Sherfy (Disney Cosplayer and Animation Enthusiast), Sarah Sterling (Disney Fandom YouTuber, Feminism and Queer Studies Specialist), Joseph Titizian (Disney Historian and Featured Blog Writer) and Barry V (Disney Cosplayer and Animation Enthusiast). Moderated by Ted Abenheim (Prism Comics Board Member).

Queer Imagery in Animation – Sunday, April 5, 2015, 3 – 4 pm
Anaheim Convention Center Room 211
We’ve come a long way from watching Bugs Bunny running around in a dress and planting a kiss on Elmer Fudd.  Join Prism Comics for a panel which will discuss works of animation that tackle same gender attraction and gender identity exploration, such as The Legend of Korra, Bob’s Burgers, Archer, Paranorman and others.  Moderated by P. Kristen Enos (Web Of Lives, Prism Comics Board Member), the panelists will include Diane Anderson-Minshall (The Advocate, Queerly Beloved), Lyn Jensen (http://lynjensen.blogspot.com: Manga, Music, and Politics), Matt Kane (GLAAD), Emily Quinn (Adventure Time, Faking It) and Bradley C. Rader (Bob’s Burgers, Todd McFarlane’s Spawn).

Creator and Cosplayer Appearance Schedule (as of March 24*)

FRIDAY, APRIL 3
Show Hours    12 – 7 pm
Charles “Zan” Christensen and Northwest Press – All day
Josh Trujillo – All day
1 –  2pm           David Reddish
Cosplay: The Official Ariel
2 – 3 pm          Marc Andreyko
David Reddish
Cosplay: Countess Canterburry
3 – 4 pm          Mark Andreyko
Robert Paul
Markus Pflalzgraf
4 – 5 pm          Markus Pfalzgraf

SATURDAY, APRIL 4                             
Show Hours    10 am – 7 pm
Charles “Zan” Christensen and Northwest Press – All day
Josh Trujillo – All day
10 – 11am        Peter Saenz
11 am – 12 pm Robert Paul
Markus Pflalzgraf
12 – 1 pm        Jeff Krell
1 – 2 pm          Markus Pfalzgraf
David Reddish
2 – 3 pm          David Quantic
Cosplay: Chrissy Lynn
3 – 4 pm           David Quantic
4 – 5 pm          Marc Andreyko,
P. Kristen Enos
Markus Pfalzgraf
Cosplay: Annisse of DameFatale Cosplay
5 – 6 pm           Marc Andreyko
Tommy Kovac
Peter Saenz
6 – 7 pm          Tommy Kovac

SUNDAY, APRIL 5  
Show Hours    10:30 am – 5 pm           
Charles “Zan” Christensen and Northwest Press – All day
Josh Trujillo – All day
11 am – 12 pm P. Kristen Enos
Bradley C. Rader
Cosplay: KPM Cosplay
12 – 1 pm        Jeff Krell
David Quantic
1 – 2 pm          Devin Grayson
David Reddish
2 – 3 pm          Marc Andreyko
Robert Paul
David Quantic
Cosplay: Kelton
3 – 4 pm          Marc Andreyko
Robert Paul
Cosplay: Jimmy Sherfy and Chris Riley with the
“Cute High Earth Defense Club” Cosplay Group
4 – 5 pm          Bradley C. Rader
Cosplay: Zach Phoenix

*Schedule subject to change.  Check at the Prism Booth 809 for updates

Prism Comics announces The Queer Comics Showcase

Prism Comics announces The Queer Comics ShowcasePrism Comics, the leading non-profit organization supporting LGBTQ comics, comics creators and readers, is proud to announce the creation of the Queer Comics Showcase, an annual digital book of information and art promoting LGBTQAI comic art, to be published in June 2015. The project is now open for submissions of titles and advertising space requests.

Prism now has an online form available for you to submit your title for inclusion into the book. Apart from queer content, your series or graphic novel can be included if it is currently available in any public form: print, digital, web-series, mini-comics, strips, etc. If your work is not currently available, they will accept it if it will be publicly released or published before May 2016.

This year’s title submission window will close on May 1, 2015. You can find more information and links to submission forms online.

Every title can be listed for free, with information and sample art in a standard format, single page. However, additional pages can be purchased for story reprints. If you could like to donate original, exclusive art or story pages to the anthology, Prism will give you story reprint pages for free.

An adult-version of the Queer Comics Showcase will be created and published separately.

Display ads and classified may also be purchased by any interested party.

The funds for the creation and selling of this book will help fund the various projects of Prism Comics, a non-profit 501c3 organization committed to supporting queer creators, publishers and fans.  Prism’s projects include the annual Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, redesigning the Prism website and presenting booths and panel appearances at major conventions and events across the U.S.

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