Do you like history, drag queens, glamour?
If you said yes to any of these, than you should definitely check out my new comic book, "Stonewall: Book One," now available for sale on ETSY.
Stonewall (Book One) presents the first part of Sasha Steinberg's ten-part comics series, which dramatizes the events of the 1969 "Stonewall Riots" in Manhattan (the spontaneous and violent uprisings that spearheaded the LGBT rights movement). This ongoing series will present the same historical events from three different perspectives, each one drawn in a classic comics style.
In Book One, we are introduced to the first of these perspectives. At the center of this story is "Miss Venus," a beautiful young transsexual who has yet to see the dark underbelly that defined gay life in the late sixties. Although Venus is a fictional character, she embodies many of the real fears and dreams of the era. Her world, drawn in statuesque poses, expressive brush strokes, glamorous outfits, and fierce eyebrows, directly recalls the art of Tarpe Mills (1915-1988) - one of America's first female cartoonists, whose work also dealt with themes of violence, gender, and the law.
24 black-and-white pages, with a full color cover.
While you're there, pick up a copy of my short-fiction/parody comics, collected into an AMAZING 40-page extravaganza, and recently re-released with a new, full-color cover!!
(even if you're not in the market, do my shop a favor and "like" or "favorite" some things! Comics have feelings, too!)