A month of mini comics, oh boy!

Here is a linkto a feature by the awesome Brian Cronin (from Comic Book Resources) who is featuring and reviewing one self-published mini comic per day this month.One of the things that’s really nice about this is that Brian isn’t separating the work of queer cartoonists, as is so often the norm, but mixing them in with the work of other creators throughout, just like they’re anyone else (imagine that).  I think it’s high time the rest of the comics world evolves to this state, but I guess until readers support the gayer stuff, publishers won’t either (and I and others will continue to publish queer-only anthologies until then too – always separating ourselves…)

But that’s all a subject for a longer post, perhaps later…

In the meantime, do check all of these reviews out…some great-sounding stuff from a wide variety of creators described here. Among the artists included who are “that way” and who I personally have already put in a good word for here are Steve MacIsaacBrian Anderson and Matt Runkle, but do also note the review of Thingpart creator Joey Alison Sayer’s Just So You Know #1, a wonderful new auto-bio comic (probably my favorite kind) about Joey’s transitioning from male to female.  It gets a nice recommendation from Cronin, and from me as well.  You know, there are a lot of really talented folks out there, creating words and pictures not for money (necessarily) or recognition (particularly), but because they love and need and are inexorably driven to work in this particular medium – like on a mission some might say, or, on particularly bad days, like having a strange birth defect. As such they deserve special kudos, cuz let me tell you, it is certainly not an easy route to fame, fortune or recognition.  Viva la mini comics and support these people!