Summer is all up in this joint.

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It was 104 yesterday, but it looks like we are getting a bit of a reprieve from the heat here, still, what to do on these hot days? Hide. And check some of this stuff out. Follow me. Stop looking at my butt you degenerate.

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Sticky Graphic Novels!

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I wanted to pass along a big announcement in (insert booming announcer voice) Gay Comics News from friend of The Gravy Age Dale Lazarov… Read on

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NOW IT CAN BE TOLD!   I am delighted to announce the launch of Sticky Graphic Novels — a new imprint of Bruno Gmünder GmbH that’s expressly dedicated to publishing gay character-based, sex-positive, wordless graphic novels written and edited by yours truly (Dale Lazarov) and drawn by distinctive and evocative gay illustrators.  Sticky Graphic Novels will produce 2+ graphic novels a year to be published in hardcover and distributed internationally through Gmünder while simultaneously publishing digitally through Selz.  

It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to have my own book publishing imprint and I am very, very happy to increase my output in physical format to 2+ books a year.   Our first titles, coming out this fall, will be a hardcover edition of PEACOCK PUNKS (with art by Mauro Mariotti and Janos Janecki) and a 2nd printing, with the Sticky Graphic Novels branding, of GREEK LOVE (with art by Adam Graphite).  Coming up in the following months are PARDNERS (with art by Bo Revel) and the collected hardcover edition of BULLDOGS (with art by Chas Hunter and Si Arden).  And there will be more smart, wholesome gay graphic novels coming your way after that!

I’ll have more news about Sticky Graphic Novels in the coming weeks.  I want to thank our fanbase for the past ten years of loyalty to our creative output, especially for supporting  our digital publishing enterprise for the past two years.  This wouldn’t have happened without you.  I also want to thank Gmünder for being aligned with my vision for gay graphic novels that are a full expression of gay culture as well as excellent graphic novels in and of themselves.  Last, but not least, I want to thank all my collaborators, the illustrators and colorists whose daily contributions of art to my mailbox just add such a lovely quality of life.  Really, I am the luckiest gay comics writer alive.

Cheers,

Dale Lazarov
Writer/Art Director
Sticky Graphic Novels
An imprint of Bruno Gmünder GmbH
http://www.stickygraphicnovels.com/
And check out
http://www.dalelazarov.com/
(NSFW gay content over there)

Spread the word, share please, Dale is a supremely nice guy (and website gold!) And congrats, Dale!
-Kris

Podcast Crossover Action

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Until we drop a new episode on ye, you can check out some of the other shows on the High Voltage Radio Network there are a metric butt-load (see, I’m using the metric system after talking to the Wasted folks, thanks Canada) of awesome shows on the network. In fact, you could listen as I talk to Guy from Must Hate Zombies, where I undergo the post apocalyptic, dating game round of questions. We also talk music, the last days of my drinking and so much more here.

Or if you have ever experienced Dungeons, Dragons, or any combination of the two, go check in with Mad Mock. I hopped on with Mock, and Sean from Pittsburgh Nerd for a funny talk about D&D, spiked shoulder pads, magic missiles, and dating werewolves here.

-Kris

High Voltage Radio Network

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Just wanted to remind everyone that while we don’t have a new episode up yet, there are a ton of great shows on the High Voltage Radio Network whether you are looking for things from the nerdy side of the internet like Attack Of The Fangirls and Pittsburgh Nerd our family of podcasts has you covered. Music? Check out Mr. Throwback Thursday to get all your Wu-news and old-school hip-hop needs(I think I just busted my hyphen), but be warned, they cut my Mama’s arms off so she couldn’t kick it. Wait…I said it wrong. Sports? The Kings Of Sport got you covered. Video games? The Ebony And Ivory Cast is for ye. Are you a guitar player? A fan of guitar music? Have you ever snapped a G-string fingering a minor? Axeology covers all things guitar, from news to tech tips to band interviews. Maybe you want to pack a bowl, pour a drink and revisit Saved By The Bell, then check out Bayside High And DrunkFinding that special someone is hard, imagine how hard it would be in a post-apocalyptic world, check out Must Hate ZombiesMaybe you just want to kick it with your buddies and shoot the shit while discussing pop culture and reviewing brews, Mustache Cash Stash is funny as hell. And stay tuned for new stuff from the talented, amazingly fucking funny, and all around good dude Mad Mock. You have no idea how stoked I am to be a tiny bit of this amazing crew of talented podcasters. Go check out the page and give the shows a listen, and like High Voltage on Facebook.

-Kris

Obscura: Collected Edition Kickstarter is live!

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/5dcomics/obscura-collected-edition/widget/video.html

If you are looking for some genuinely creepy and disturbing horror comics, you should really take a look at the Kickstarter for Obscura: Collected Edition from David Brown, D.N.S. and Fifth Dimension Comics. This is some very good stuff, you will not be sorry, lets make this happen, folks! You can view their campaign here.

Unit 44 Free Preview!

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Happy Easter and Passover and whatever else you feel like celebrating today. I did a brief podcast interview with Wes Locher, writer of Unit 44 yesterday, and today I am proud to post a 5 page preview of the book as well as tell you about a deal over at ComiXology today only. Follow me after the jump!

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Cool Comics And An Invitation

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(Note: this was supposed to post Wednesday morning and was written as such, before for whatever reason I lost all internet and cell service yesterday for the entire day)

Good morning to ye! Just wanted to take a moment this morning and point you to a couple cool things around the web and spread the love like gravy. That didn’t sound nearly as disgusting before I typed it out.

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Cool stuff from friends of The Gravy Age!

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If you aren’t in Northern California, you may not have seen this story on your news. A young boy by the name of Joey Sinco has been battling brain cancer, the University Of The Pacific and the Make-A-Wish foundation took some time to help Joey feel like the hero he is. You can watch the video here among the things done during the halftime of the game at UOP was a presentation of a custom cover of Joey and Captain America by local creators, and genuinely great guys Sean Miller and Travis Compton from Anchor Comics, who you may remember from one of our early episodes of the podcast where we talked to them a bit about making comics and more. That episode was recorded at my LCS The Launchpad. Which brings to the second thing I wanted to link to.

Mike from The Launchpad has a Kickstarter in progress called Night Of The Bloody Hooks, which is a set of horror themed adventure hooks for table-top RPG’s, they don’t need too much more to go, but if you are a gamer, go give it a look and if you can’t donate, please share. Thanks so much!

-Kris