queer comics

Joamette Gil Summons 'Power & Magic' [Interview]
Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology is a collection of stories about witches and witchcraft by queer women of color, including Devaki Neogi, Jemma Salume, and Aatmaja Pandya, curated by editor Joamette Gil. Currently running on Kickstarter, the anthology will be published by Gil's Power & Magic Press. To find out more about this magical project, Back Pages spoke to Gil about how it came about, what readers can expect from the stories, and her future plans for Power & Magic Press.
'Alphabet' Queer Comics Anthology Releases Free 25-Page Preview
Prism Comics has released a 25-page free preview of its upcoming Alphabet anthology, which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Alphabet commemorates 10 years of the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, and features full-color comics from nearly 50 creators, some of whom have received the grant in the past. It's going to be an impressive collection of LGBTQ-oriented comics from a wide variety of talents. The Alphabet Kickstarter ends on Thursday Dec. 24, at 12:50 PM EST. As of this writing, funding is more than two-thirds of the way towards an $18,000 goal, so its chances look pretty good, but there's only a week left, and queer art can always use whatever help it can get.
Tana Ford's Queer Hero Returns for 'Duck! Third Time is the Charm'
The last few years have really nailed home how important it is to see representation in comics --- for readers to get the chance to see characters who represent them, or the heroes they spire to be. One of those comics is the Duck series by Tana Ford. A gay woman, the eponymous Duck is far from perfect; she faces problems, exhibits her own prejudice, and lives in a fully-realized, three-dimensional world where friends and society clash in ways that feel honest and realistic. The series has been hugely acclaimed, with the first volume winning the PRISM Comics Queer Press Grant, and volume two nominated for a LAMBDA literary award. And the good news is that third volume of the series, Duck! Third Time is the Charm, is now running on Kickstarter. ComicsAlliance spoke to Ford about the series, the character, and the overall importance of getting honest, interesting representation in comics.