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Call for Submissions: Magic Beings: A Coloring Book of Transgender and Genderfluid Myth and Folklore

Call for Submissions: Artists needed for Magic Beings: A Coloring Book of Transgender and Genderfluid Myth and Folklore

Stacked Deck Press is looking for cartoonists and illustrators of selected cultural backgrounds to contribute to a coloring book devoted to transgender history and spirituality. The project in question has the working title of Magic Beings, and it will be devoted to gender-non-conforming gods and mortals from around the world and across time. This book is expected to be approximately 45 pages in length with front and back cover illustrations. Contributors will be paid $20.00 for every image used in the book and will receive 2 complimentary copies. The contributor(s) of the cover illustration(s) will receive $50.00 for each illustration used in the final cover layout. Further copies can be obtained at wholesale price for the artists’ personal sales. (There is no limit on how many copies a contributor may purchase at wholesale.)

We are specifically looking for artists who belong to the following cultural and spiritual traditions to create pieces based on the subjects listed below.

India

  • Arjuna
  • Sudyamna
  • Mohini
  • Krishna and Aravan
  • Ardhanarishvara

Greece/Rome

  • Agdistis
  • Tiresias
  • Aphroditus
  • Caenus
  • Hermaphroditus
  • Dionysus

Egypt

  • Hapi
  • Amun

Mesopotamia

  • Ninshubur
  • Galatur (Asushunamir)

China

  • Kwan Yin

Native American

  • Aakulujjuusi and Uumaranituq (Inuit)
  • Ahsonnutli or Ashon Nutli’ (Navajo)
  • Alyha (Mohave)
  • Awanawilona (Zuni

Australia

  • Angamunggi

Voudon

  • Ayizan

Contributors will work under book editor Gillian Cameron (cartoonist of Calogrenant) and will have the opportunity for editorial input related to the spiritual traditions and figures of their expertise.

To be considered for inclusion, please send a short bio, a brief proposal for your illustration or piece, and three to five samples of illustration work to editor@stackeddeckpress.com. We will be accepting proposals until February 15th, 2018. Illustrations will be due March 15th, 2018. This book is scheduled for a Summer 2018 release.

 

Please direct any questions to the above email address or to tara@stackeddeckpress.com.

 

Thank you,

 

Tara Madison Avery

Publisher, Stacked Deck Press

tara@stackeddeckpress.com

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SDP Happenings for January 2018!

Stacked Deck Press has a big year planned for 2018, and we’re kicking off with a January full of events and new releases!

Come see Tara at Cos-losseum-San Diego 2018!

Come to Cos-Losseum San Diego this January 6th and get your favorite SDP titles! Tara will be signing books and selling sketches.  Proceeds from the show benefit the Lupus Foundation of Southern California, so come out for a good time and a good cause!

SDP makes its first appearance at the Hemet Library Comic-On!

Come to the Hemet Public Library this January 13th! Tara will be selling sketches and all the SDP titles  at this very special community comics show! We’ll also be offering the first issue of a brand new title, Lipu Sitelen! The show is free to library card holders. For those without a library card it’s $3.00 at the door. Support comics literacy in your community!

SDP’s Tara Avery and Sonya Saturday will be at Pasadena Comic-Con!

This January 28th, come see Tara and Sonya as they promote new titles! Tara will be offering SDP’s latest The Complete Gooch, compiling the full run of the popular bisexual-themed webcomic, including bonus material and an all new cover! Sonya will have a variety of brand new prints and publications showcasing her naughty, yet nice sense of humor!

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SDP’s ALPHABET Nominated for a 2017 Lambda Literary Award!

Stacked Deck Press’s ALPHABET: The LGBTQAIU Creators from Prism Comics has been selected as a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in the category of LGBTQ Anthology. Winners will be announced at the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony in New York on June 12th, 2017. For further details about this year’s finalists in all categories, see the news item at this link:

29th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced

We at SDP would like to thank editor Jon Macy and all of our wonderful contributing comics creators for making this publication a success! Extra special thanks for all of the Kickstarter backers who took this project from dream to reality! If you have not yet purchased your copy of ALPHABET of you can purchase it here on our website or at Prism Comics’ site. Remember, partial proceeds from every sale go to benefit the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant!

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See Primahood: Magenta’s Tyler Cohen at the 2017 Comic Arts Fest and the Lambda Litfest!

Tyler at the 2017 Comic Arts Fest!

This February San Mateo Libraries will be presenting the 2017 Comic Arts Fest! SDP’s own Tyler Cohen, cartoonist behind Primahood: Magenta, will be appearing in a special panel discussion at the Half Moon Bay Library, Bay Area Women in Comics, February 11th at 5:30 PM! She will be appearing alongside Liz Mayorga and Shaenon Garrity for a lively discussion of their work.

Tyler at the 2017 Lambda Litfest in Los Angeles!

Primahood: Magenta is in the running for a Lambda Literary Award this year, but while we wait for the judges’ decision, come see Tyler at the Lambda Litfest in Los Angeles! She will be appearing on the panel discussion MUTHA UP AT LAMBDA LITFEST! STORIES OF MODERN QUEER PARENTING FROM MUTHA MAGAZINE, March 9th at 7:00 PM at the Poetic Research Bureau! Other panelists include Elizabeth Earley, Jillian Lauren, Carla Sameth, and Wendy C. Ortiz! Come out for a great discussion and get your personal copy of Primahood: Magenta signed by Tyler herself!

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SDP News for February 2017!

There are plenty of developments here at Stacked Deck Press, from new releases to upcoming projects! Let’s get to the details…

Calogrenant Book the Second: Maiden Britannia is now available!

The much awaited second volume of Gillian Cameron’s saga about a transgender knight of the Round Table is now available here on our site and on Amazon! Calogrenant Book the Second: Maiden Britannia tells the story of Callie’s further exploration of her newfound womanhood, and her guide to this new life is none other than Morgan Le Fey! Cameron’s deft storytelling touch takes the reader through moments of adventure, humor, and uncanny spirituality!

Remember, it’s a little less expensive if you purchase it directly from us at SDP! In addition to getting it on our website you can get it from us at…

San Diego Comic Fest 2017: Meet Gillian Cameron in person!

Gillian and I will be in Artist Alley at this year’s San Diego Comic Fest from Feburary 17th through the 20th! We will be launching Calogrenant Book the Second there. So, be sure to come and get your copies signed by Callie’s creator herself! We’ll both be selling sketches, and all of your favorite SDP titles will be available at our booth. If you’re in the San Diego area, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, creator-focused convention!

But perhaps you’re NOT in the San Diego area. Perhaps you’re in the Long Beach area, and you want your SDP titles. Then don’t miss…

Long Beach Comic Expo 2017: Prism Comics and SDP!

Prism Comics will once again be at the Long Beach Comic Expo this February 18th and 19th! You can get all of your favorite titles at their rainbow festooned table at booth 903, including the popular Queer Heroes Coloring Book! Remember Prism Comics is America’s leading non-profit organization supporting LGBTQ comics, comics creators, and fandom! Your purchase of ALPHABET supports the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, which each year goes to an up-and-coming queer comics creator!

Now we know about SDP titles present and past. But what about the future?

Final lineup for all-trans+ comics anthology “We’re Still Here” to be announced in February!

Editor Jeanne Thornton and I have been pleasantly overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and volume of response to our call for submissions to We’re Still Here, our all-trans+ anthology! Because we have so many submissions, and so many of obvious quality, but limited space in our book, Jeanne and I have been busy evaluating the proposals to come up with a selection we feel will make for the best book possible. Later this month she and I will announce the final lineup of creators who will be contributing to this very special and important publication. All of you who submitted, don’t worry, we will take the time to review your proposal carefully. It’s just taking a bit longer than expected.

Thank you all for your support and the wonderful response!

Your pal,

Tara

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Stacked Deck Press Kicks Off the 2017 Convention Season in San Diego and Las Vegas!

Stacked Deck Press has many convention appearances lined up for 2017, and our first two include an old favorite and a brand new show!

For our second year, SDP’s Gillian Cameron and Tara Madison Avery will be in Artist Alley at San Diego Comic Fest 2017 from February 17th to the 20th! Calogrenant Book the Second: Maiden Britannia will debut at this show! Callie fans, come get your copies and have them signed by Gillian herself! Tara and Gillian will also be selling sketches! Come out to the Four Points Sheration and join us for this unique, intimate comic convention experience!

Then March 3rd through 5th come out to Bally’s and Paris in Las Vegas for the very first ClexaCon, the queer women’s media and popular culture convention. SDP will be joined by Prism Comics and Furia Press in Artist Alley. Tara will be there along with Kristen Enos of Web of Lives and Active Voice! Copies of all SDP titles will be available as well as a variety of Prism Comics books and merchandise! Come visit us, have fun, and help make this important new show a success!

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Critic and cartoonist Rob Kirby chooses SDP’s Primahood as one of 2016’s 20 Best Comics!

Robert M. Kirby, the cartoonist behind Curbside and Boy Trouble, respected critic, and writer for The Comics Journal has chosen Tyler Cohen’s Primahood: Magenta as one of his Top 20 Comics of 2016! Also on his list this year are books by friends of SDP, MariNaomi and Tony Breed!

Thank you, Rob, for your consideration and support!

 

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The Queer Heroes Coloring book at the San Francisco Public Library!

The Queer Heroes Coloring Book is now available on our site and at Amazon! It’s perfect for the queer adult coloring enthusiast on your holiday shopping list!

In other colorful news, on January 12th, Jon Macy and I will be at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library for the Diverse Heroes Coloring Books event! Sample coloring pages and coloring supplies will be provided to all who attend, and we’ll have plenty of copies of the coloring book and other SDP titles for sale as well.

If you live in the Bay Area, please join us for this special event!