Lunch Break :: May 6, 2011

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Lunch Break is a short round-up of favorite webcomics appearing here each weekday at noon. Here’s something for you to enjoy over your lunch break or whenever. The premise is simple: It’s another day on the internet. Here’s a new or forgotten comic that seems interesting.

  1. How Friendships End by Kelly Froh // April 12, 2011
  2. HPosters by Lucy Knisley // April 1, 2011
  3. Self Delusion from “UnCONventional” by Trae Dorn // January 21, 2010
  4. Happy Birthday, Frances by Joey Alison Sayers // May 4, 2011
  5. Just a Smidge by Matthew Reidsma // June 25, 2007

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Sarah Morean

Lunch Break :: April 28, 2011

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Lunch Break is a short round-up of favorite webcomics appearing here each weekday at noon. Here’s something for you to enjoy over your lunch break or whenever. The premise is simple: It’s another day on the internet. Here’s a new or forgotten comic that seems interesting.

We’d love to have you guest edit Lunch Break! Check out the Contribute page for more information.

  1. The Clandestinauts by Tim Sievert // April 14, 2011
  2. High Maintenance Machine by Matthew Reidsma // April 26, 2011
  3. Barack Hussein Obama by Steven Weissman // April 22, 2011
  4. An Old Strip by Jason // April 19, 2011
  5. Fat Lazy Cat Part by Joey Alison Sayers // April 24, 2011

Sarah Morean

Three #1 Edited by Robert Kirby

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Three #1
Edited by Robert Kirby
Self-published

Three orange cover FINALWEBRobert Kirby‘s Three anthology collects comics from three queer creators in one wonderful, concise book.  The first issue showcases work from Kirby, Eric Orner and Joey Alison Sayers. The stories are true, fictional, funny, sobering and educational.  Everybody has their own thing to say and that’s great.  I like anthologies like this and MOME that let creators loose and don’t restrict them to one topic.  The diverse styles and subjects build a conversation instead of blasting a statement, and that experience appeals to me most as a reader.

While still an infant in its first issue, I get the impression that Three will always have a place on its pages for queer creators writing whatever they feel like, with queer themes coming up and being addressed or not from time to time.  It’s just nice to know that because it’s queer-driven, it’s also queer-friendly — like much of indie comics, really, but more obvious.

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Indie Comics Costume Contest : IT’S ON!

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I’m back from APE and have collected an impressive batch of minis for you to win!  I hope some of you have good costumes planned for this weekend, because it’s anyone’s game! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

FIVE LUCKY COSTUME CONTEST WINNERS WILL RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Hand-made silk-screened mini pouch
  2. L.A. Diary by Gabrielle Bell The limited edition release from Uncivilized Books featuring a rare glimpse into Bell’s own sketch book!
  3. Milky Way Shuffle by Elio One to look out for!
  4. Sour Leaves #3 by Brendan Monroe The world’s last known copies of Monroe’s beautiful 2006 mini!
  5. Covered in Confusion by Will Dinski Winner of the 2009 Isotope Award!
  6. Prologue by Kenan The book you unfold to read!
  7. One of the following:

– Sarah Morean

Just So You Know #1 by Joey Alison Sayers

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Just So You Know #1
by Joey Alison Sayers
Self-published

jsyk1Joey Alison Sayers entered womanhood as a very late bloomer. Try adulthood. After spending much of her life as a man.

That couldn’t have been an easy thing to communicate in-person with friends, I’m sure, but on paper the revelation and consequences come across mostly sweet and punchy, and not wholly unlike her awesome thingpart webcomic series.

Just So You Know #1 explores the early years in which Sayers comes out to her girlfriend as a cross-dresser, then later to herself and the world as a woman. It’s a heartening evolution, mostly because it seems like she’s received much love and continued support throughout the change.

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