Adds Six Gay Cartoonists to Staff
Express Publisher Norm Kent
has announced the addition of six featured gay and lesbian cartoonists
to the newspaper staff.
Kyle’s Bed n’ Breakfast
“Greg Fox is just outstanding,”
said Norm Kent, as he announced the introduction to The Express of Kyle’s
Bed n’ Breakfast. “This is just a delightful, well-written and
beautifully scripted cartoon strip, top of the line in every way, “ Kent
said. “It even ran in Genre last year. The strip tells the
story of four friends and their experiences living and running a guest
house. In Northport, Long Island. “One is an aspiring baseball
player, who looks almost as good as Jud Chapman over at Pineapple Point.”
Kent added. Then there is Lance, the part time DJ who will undoubtedly
break Joe K’s heart.
Adam & Andy
Set in the fictional New
England town of Woodfield, Connecticut, ADAM & ANDY is the story of
two politely unkempt thirty-somethings and their constant struggle to maintain
their humor, sanity, and a clean house. Read their amazing adventures every
week and lose yourself in the luxurious minutiae of their daily lives!
Marvel at their strength and resolve as they wage a thankless war against
careless ineptitude and bad coffee! Blast off into incredible fits
of jealousy over their impossibly broad shoulders, impeccable home furnishings
and comprehensive wardrobes! These guys clearly spend their days
working out at Better Bodies or the Firm, but they are both pleasant and
warm. You will wish you could take them home with you.Starts next
Chelsea Boys is the continuing
story of three gay roommates, as different as can be from one another,
living together in the heart of New York City’s area known as Chelsea.
Filled with humor, humanity, and wry observations o life in a modern urban
setting, the whole tapestry of New York City forms the backdrop of
the series as the characters interact with people of all genders, races,
ages and sexual orientations.
Chelsea Boys is the creation
of Glen Hanson and Allan Neuwirth, who have applied their writing and designing
talents to their first gay-themed concept. “Their cartoons are wonderful,
the characters lively, and the story lines are fun,” stated David Griffiths,
the Assistant Publisher of the Express News.
Dykes To Watch Out For
Alison Bechdel has been creating
Dykes to Watch Out For since 1983. Since then, her award-winning bi-weekly
comic strip has become a cultural institution for lesbians and discerning
non-lesbians all over the world. Part soap-opera and part documentary,
the strip lovingly chronicles the intimate affairs and global concerns
of its characters with unerring authenticity and wit. Bechdel grew up in
rural Pennsylvania, and after graduating from Oberlin College in 1981,
moved to New York City. It was there that Dykes to Watch Out For began,
as a regular feature in the feminist monthly “Womanews.” Bechdel began
self-syndicating her comic strip in 1985, and it now runs in over 65 lesbian/gay,
feminist, and alternative publications in North America. Eight collections
of Bechdel’s cartoons and a regular annual calendar have been published
by Firebrand Books. Bechdel’s work has also appeared in Ms., Gay Comics,
and rumors persist that some can even be found in Robin Bodiford’s law
Tami Friday is a Wisconsin
artist whose single panel features appear in over a dozen publications,
all with a focus on lesbian and gay themes.
Out House began as a daily
strip in the University of Arizona’s Daily Wildcat, where it was put in
place to placate the legions of people who were pissed off at the homophobic
remarks made in another strip that was subsequently pulled.
Out House is about Tad, and
how he’s dealing with coming out. The first few months of strip revolved
around Tad being “accidentally” (by the all knowing Vanna) placed in the
“alternative lifestyle” dorm (they really do have these!) — and the joke
was that everyone else knew that Tad was gay except the poor schlub himself.
He’s since figured it out, broken it off with his girlfriend, gotten a
boyfriend, come out to his parents (and been disowned by them). He continues
to freak out at every new gay experience that comes his way. He is rumored
to be a close friend of Shane Gunderson.
Tiger Byrd was born and raised
in northwest Illinois. After brief stints of homelessness and military
service, he appeared on the half shell as a creative writing graduate student
at the University of Arizona, where he desperately hopes to become a writer,
rather than the late-shift manager of Blockbuster again.
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