My friendly neighborhood comic book store. Al has a great selection
of both mainstream and independent comics.
His one-pagers of youthful, gay angst are some of the most poetic comics I've
Kelly: One of the co-editors of Boy Trouble, David has a long
history of making colorful and vibrant comics.
The website of the tremendously talented tattoo artist and illustrator David
Davenport. He's the co-creator of HARD TO SWALLOW comics.
illustrator of the harder side of gay sex, with lots of hot skin, punk, and
hard-core boys getting nasty. He's the guest contributor to HARD TO SWALLOW
Brad Rader, a highly accomplished illustrator of everything from comic books
to animation, turns his talents to a personal and beautiful collection of
of the Bay Area's luminaries, Fredo is a cartoonist's cartoonist. His mini-comics
are some of the best of the medium.
The Gay Comics
List: A well-crafted queer comics website featuring comprehensive
and thoughtful reviews of queer comics.
The Gay League:
A queer comics website that serializes my GLAMAZONIA strips! I also wrote
several reviews of other books for them. A wonderful site…
Debbie Tuch makes jewelry and objets d’art out of slices of fruit glittered
and resined. A beautiful and unique vision from a beautiful and unique lady.
To Swallow: The wild and wonderful gay porn comic done by me
and Dave Davenport, with guest contributors each issue!
Lounge: A fantastic comic book shop in S.F., featuring a wall
of toilet seat covers illustrated by comics artists. Very friendly and knowledgeable
Jennifer Camper: Editor
of the JUICY MOTHER anthology, Camper has been making excellent smart and
funny comics for years.
Jesse does the marvelous SLOW WAVE comic strip, in which he illustrates
different people's dreams. He is a smart and talented storyteller, as well
as a gifted illustrator. He also helps run GloboHobo mini-comics distribution.
Strange, thoughtful, and beautiful, the work of John Stevens (under quite
possibly the most disturbingly named self-publishing label ever, Bearded Baby)
defies description but always stimulates. Check out this cartoonist with a
Another Xeric winner and creator of travel-oriented comics, Josh is one of
the most consistently thoughtful cartoonists around.
A stalwart of the Bay Area mini-comics scene, Lark is also an accomplished
painter. Her comics work combines a wonderful lyricism and craft.
McCubbin: A true force of nature, Laurenn is intent on doing
just about everything, and doing it well. Cartoonist, art director, curator,
painter, and all-around sassy lady, she's perhaps best known as the illlustrator
for RENT GIRL.
An amazing record label out of Providence RI producing tasteless, out of control,
and brilliant music. Very cartoonist friendly.
Ink: The website of a talented gay cartoonist here in San Francisco.
OJ Lima's clearinghouse of books, comics, art, and music, featuring OJ's hilarious
and insightful rantings.
The site of one of independent comic’s best storytellers, Xeric and
Ignatz winner and fellow Rhode Island escapee.
Not only an excellent cartoonist, but one of the world's sweetest
people. She's my hero.
Great website chockfull of comic book goodies, from articles to interviews.
Home of the daily web strip "Young Bottoms In Love," which I've
The most important queer comics website. Includes an excellent list of queer
creator bios. They also publish a comprehensive annual directory of queer
comics and host a queer panel at the San Diego Comic Con.
The creator of Curbside Boys, a delightful comic strip of urban gay
life, as well as the excellent Boy Trouble series. Excellent brush work and
pacing, a very accomplished cartoonist.
Art Museum: San Francisco's own cartoon art museum, which houses
a permanent collection, rotating exhibits, and the Small Press Spotlight for
Tart: Woman-owned and run comic book website. One of the best-written
and thoughtful comic spaces on the net. Highly recommended.
Bullet Comicbooks: A great comic book fan website out of New
Zealand (God bless the kiwis!), this site is comprehensive and smart. It also
has a wonderful small press section.
Sonia Harris, Soyabean Design:
Though an uber-talented designer, Sonia still likes to hang around
with ridiculous cartoonist types. Go figure. She did the redesign of this
A fantastic artist doing very hot gay smut, along with smart social
drama. He was the guest contributor for HARD TO SWALLOW #2.
Tim is one of the hardest working indy cartoonists, producing prodigious
amounts of material, all on top of working a normal job! His CAVALCADE OF
BOYS and YOUNG BOTTOMS IN LOVE are among the best gay romance material anywhere.
Tristan is an S.F. photographer and the writer of the excellent HOW LOATHSOME
Bil Sherman's website promoting his excellent, highly original, indy gay smut
comix. Hankering for sci-fi degradations, superhero revelations, and big,
hairy men? Check it out! He was the guest contributor for HARD TO SWALLOW
Element: Bizarre and hilarious fusions of pop and revolutionary
icons on t-shirts, stickers, and postcards.
Foundation: The fine folks who gave me a grant to self-publish
my first comic. An excellent resource for the up-and-coming cartoonist.