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SFSX (Safe Sex) author Tina Horn: Our Sexbots, Ourselves Vol. 2

“I’m thrilled that the book got you laid” – Tina Horn author of SFSX (Safe Sex).

Tina Horn returns to talk about her sci-fi sex rebel comic book series. Writer TINA HORN and artist G Romero-Johnson’s SFSX (SAFE SEX) Terms of Service is a cyberpunk thriller graphic novel. “After their previous adventures in sex, love, and torture left them separated and traumatized, the Dirty Mind heroes must face the totalitarian Party’s latest “social program” ― one involving uncanny sexpots and a twisted men’s rights movement.”

Tina Horn is the host of Why Are People Into That?! podcast and writes and lectures on sexual subcultures and politics.

CW: bi queers discussing biphobia, whorephobia, transphobia. Vague mentions of fictional characters’ sexual interests.

Listen to Tina’s badass playlists featured in the series- https://open.spotify.com/user/icsf1csd2stfbfepckfsu6yip

And listen to our first conversation here https://www.blogtalkradio.com/graphicpolicy/2020/07/29/comics-writer-tina-horn-on-sfsx-freedom-safety-in-the-scifi-sex-dystopia

Comics Writer Tina Horn on SfSx: Freedom & Safety in the SciFi Sex Dystopia

Tina Horn is the creator and writer of the sci-fi sex-rebel comic book series SfSx (Safe Sex). She hosts and produces the long-running kink podcast Why Are People Into That?!

SfSx is the near-future story of the underground queer sex workers known as the Dirty Mind, who use their powers of bondage and intrigue to free their incarcerated friends and fight the power! SfSx: Volume 1: Protection is out now in trade paperback.

Tina’s reporting on sexual subcultures and politics has been in Playboy, Rolling Stone and more; she is the author of two nonfiction books and has contributed to numerous anthologies including the queer horror collection Theater of Terror and the feminist essay collection Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World. Tina has lectured on sex worker politics and queer BDSM identities at universities and community centers all over North America and works as an on-set consultant for theater and television including the dominatrix scenes of Pose. She is a LAMBDA Literary Fellow, the recipient of two Feminist Awards, and holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence. Tina is currently working on her first scripts for film and television. You can follower her on Twitter and Instagram https://twitter.com/tinahornsass her podcast: https://tinahorn.net/podcast/

SfSx’s First Volume Gets Collected in July

From notorious kink writer Tina Horn and featuring a diverse group of artists, comes SfSx (Safe Sex), Vol. 1: Protection, a social thriller about sex, love, and torture. This first volume in the critically acclaimed, ongoing Image Comics series, will collect issues #1-7 into trade paperback this July. 

Set in a draconian America where sexuality is strictly bureaucratized and policed, SfSx follows a group of queer sex workers trying to keep the magic alive in an underground club called the Dirty Mind. Using their unique talents for bondage and seduction, they resolve to infiltrate the mysterious government Pleasure Center, free their incarcerated friends, and fight the power! 

SfSx (Safe Sex), Vol. 1: Protection (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1585-3, Diamond Code MAR200113) will be available on Wednesday, July 22 and in bookstores on Tuesday, July 28. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore via Bookshop or IndieBound, or it can be pre-ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.

SfSx (Safe Sex), Vol. 1: Protection

Guest Artist Alejandra Gutiérrez Takes Us to the Dirty Mind in SfSx #3

SfSx #3

The upcoming issue of SfSx #3 by Tina Horn will showcase the talents of guest artist Alejandra Gutiérrez and focus on a behind-the-scenes look at underground club, The Dirty Mind. SfSx #3 will hit stores in November from Image Comics and regular series artist Michael Dowling will return for SfSx #4 in December.

In SfSx #3, readers take a tour of this decadent underworld just as its denizens realize they need to take a stand for everything they believe in.

SfSx is a social thriller about sex, love, and torture that reads like Sex Criminals in Gilead crossed with Hustlers—with a Sunstone twist. In a draconian America where sexuality is bureaucratized and policed, a group of queer sex workers keep the magic alive in an underground club called the Dirty Mind. Using their unique bondage skills, they resolve to infiltrate the mysterious government Pleasure Center, free their friends, and fight the power.

SfSx #3 (Diamond Code SEP190213) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 20.

SFSX #1 Heads Back to Print Before Wednesday’s Release

Award-winning kink culture writer Tina Horn and artist Michael Dowling are turning heads with their highly anticipated, sex-positive comic book series SfSx and a rare rush to second printing ordered by Image Comics ahead of Wednesday’s release. This second printing will feature new cover artwork by artist Katie Skelly.

SfSx is ramping up to be one of the most talked about series of the year with this second printing already underway, a launch party at Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe & Activist Center, and appearances at New York Comic Con next month including signings, panels, and offsite events booked.

Set in a draconian America where sexuality is bureaucratized and policed, SfSx follows a group of queer sex workers keeping the magic alive in an underground club called the Dirty Mind. Using their unique bondage skills, they resolve to infiltrate the mysterious government Pleasure Center, free their friends, and fight the power. 

The much buzzed-about new series was first announced under the former DC Vertigo line and makes its new home at Image Comics. 

SfSx #1 is available at comic book shops this week on Wednesday, September 25.

The SfSx #1 second printing (Diamond Code AUG198267) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 23. 

SfSx #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

SfSx #2 (Diamond Code AUG190210) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 30. 

SfSx #3 (Diamond Code SEP190213) will feature guest artist Alejandra Gutiérrez and be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 20. 

SfSx #4 (Diamond Code OCT190245) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 18.

SFSX #1 2nd printing

Safe Sex Now SFSX and Swaps Partners from Vertigo to Image

In June 2018, DC’s Vertigo announced a new “launch” with seven titles including Safe Sex. Over a year later, Safe Sex is now SFSX and being publishing by Image Comics this September. Written by Tina Horn and artist Michael Dowling are teaming up for the social thriller about sex, love, and torture set to launch this September.

SFSX is set in a draconian America where sexuality is bureaucratized and policed. Here readers meet a group of queer sex workers keeping the magic alive in an underground club called the Dirty Mind. Using their unique bondage skills, they resolve to infiltrate the mysterious government Pleasure Center, free their friends, and fight the power.

SFSX #1 (Diamond Code JUL190078) will be available on Wednesday, September 25. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, September 2.

SFSX

Vertigo is Relaunching With 7 New Titles

DC Entertainment‘s Vertigo imprint is celebrating their 25th anniversary and this fall the line of comics will relaunch with seven original series that look to take on hot button topics. The creators attached feature long time comic creators as well as new voices such as Zoe Quinn, Nine Inch Nails art director Rob Sheridan, and sex education podcaster Tina Horn. The comics have no problem taking on touchy subject matter like white supremacy, virtual reality deities, and sex work. DC describes the line as “modern, socially relevant, and high-concept.”

These seven new series are on top of the new line of Sandman titles previously announced. In the announcement Vertigo executive editor Mark Doyle said:

It’s time to rebuild DC Vertigo. We’re returning to our roots by spotlighting the most exciting new voices in comics, as well as bringing new voices to comics. From the corners of television, games, music, activism, podcasting, comics and more, all of our creators are passionate and have something to say. These sophisticated stories have amazing new characters and vast worlds to explore. That’s what it has always been about for me — new stories, new voices, new possibilities. We’re creating a new generation of DC Vertigo classics for readers of all genres.

Vertigo launched in 1993 to publish more adult and graphic content that couldn’t be printed under the Comics Code Authority. It allowed more freedom than the DC line would allow. The line saw such titles as Sandman, American Vampire, Astro City, Daytripper, 100 Bullets, DMZ, Human Target, iZombie, Northlanders, Y: The Last Man, Sweet Tooth, and so much more by some of the best in the buesiness.

The series are:

Border Town by Eric M. Esquivel and Ramon Villalobos

When a crack in the border between worlds releases an army of monsters from Mexican folklore into the small town of Devil’s Fork, Arizona, the residents blame the ensuing weirdness—the shared nightmares, the otherworldly radio transmissions, the mysterious goat mutilations—on “God-dang illegals.” With racial tensions supernaturally charged, it’s up to new kid in town Frank Dominguez and a motley crew of high school misfits to discover what’s REALLY going on. (September 2018)

Hex Wives by Ben Blacker and Mirka Andolfo

“The women are too powerful. They must be tamed.” A malevolent conspiracy of men brainwashes a coven of witches to be subservient, suburban housewives. But it’s only a matter of time before the women remember their power… (October 2018)

American Carnage by Bryan Hill and Leandro Fernandez

In this thrilling crime saga, disgraced FBI agent Richard Wright, who is biracial but can pass for white, goes undercover in a white supremacist group believed to be responsible for the death of a fellow agent. (November 2018)

Goddess Mode by Zoë Quinn and Robbi Rodriguez

In a near future where all of humanity’s needs are administered by a godlike A.I., it’s one young woman’s horrible job to do tech support on it. But when Cassandra finds herself violently drawn into a hidden and deadly digital world beneath our own, she discovers a group of super-powered women and horrific monsters locked in a secret war for the cheat codes to reality. (December 2018)

High Level by Rob Sheridan and Barnaby Bagenda

Hundreds of years after the world ended and human society was rebuilt from scratch, a self-interested smuggler with a price on her head is forced to traverse a new continent of danger and mystery to deliver a child messiah to High Level, a mythical city at the top of the world from which no one has ever returned. (2019)

Safe Sex by Tina Horn and Mike Dowling

A dystopian sci-fi thriller about a ragtag team of sex workers fighting for the freedom to love in a world where sexual pleasure is monitored, regulated and policed by the government. (2019)

Second Coming by Mark Russell and Richard Pace

God sends Jesus to Earth in hopes that he will learn the family trade from Sun-Man, an all-powerful superhero, who is like the varsity quarterback son God never had. But, upon his return to Earth, Christ is appalled to discover what has become of his Gospel and vows to set the record right. (2019)

Almost American