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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!

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SDP Announces All-Trans Comics Anthology! Call for Submissions!

STACKED DECK PRESS is pleased to announce We’re Still Here, our forthcoming anthology of comics by transgender cartoonists, edited by Tara Avery (coeditor of ALPHABET with Jon Macy) and Jeanne Thornton (copublisher of Instar Books)!

Our goal is to present work 100 percent conceived and executed by trans artists, showcasing the breadth of themes, genres, and approaches trans people are taking to comics work today. And if you’re a trans person who makes comics (or would like to), we’re definitely interested in seeing what you’ve got to offer.

Confirmed contributors thus far include:

  • Christianne Benedict (The Exile of Natalie Rios)
  • Anna Archie Bongiovanni (Grease Bats)
  • Dylan Edwards (Transposes)
  • Mia Rose Elbo (Becoming Me)
  • Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies)
  • E Hetrick Jackson (Pretty Heart Bouquet, Love Bite)
  • Sophie Labelle (Assigned Male)
  • Winter Lake
  • Sybil Lamb (Lost Little Girl Show, I’ve Got a Time Bomb)
  • Knave Murdok (TransCat)
  • Annie Mok (Swim thru Fire, Florals)
  • Ronnie Ritchie (GQutie)
  • Morgan Sea (Misgendered!)
  • Christine Smith (The Princess, Eve’s Apple)
  • Bishakh Som (Apsara Engine)
  • Scout Tran-Caffee (Failing Sky)
  • Bis Thornton (Keys & Doors)

If you’re a cartoonist who identifies as trans, we definitely would like to consider running work from you! Here are some details:

  • We’re buying new work rather than reprints. Ideally we’d like to work with you on the editorial process for it rather than buying already-completed pieces, but happy to consider those too!
  • The page rate starts at $20, and will go higher depending on Kickstarter funding results. Full color art. Art will be printed at 6 x 9, so original art needs to be proportionate to this & at least 300 dpi.
  • We’re considering pieces from 1–8 pages long, but to make sure we have room for as many people as possible, you’re advised that the shorter your piece, the likelier your chances. 🙂
  • Trans creators of color to the front of the line.
  • To be in this anthology, you should be comfortable identifying as transgender. We’re not the identity police, so we’re committed to taking you at your word about this. (If you’re a trans creator in the closet and looking for a fantastic coming out vehicle, we humbly invite you aboard this train. J)
  • There’s no explicit theme (other than “stuff trans people are interested in.”) If possible, we’re looking for work with a more personal slant and that’s about transness somehow. But we’d also absolutely like to see your horror comics, sci-fi epics, romantic doom comedies, political thrillers, generational sagas, and all other themes. We would like to see everything!
  • Adult themes considered, as long as we will not go to jail for selling it at conventions. 🙂

 

Submissions packages should include:

  • A short pitch for your idea OR a full script
  • How many pages you’d need
  • Roughs/thumbnails for at least 1-2 pages
  • Samples of your finished art in the style you’d be using

 

That’s it—the rest is up to you! Please direct submission packages to editor@stackeddeckpress.com by January 9, 2017. And please spread the word about this call for submissions (and our upcoming Kickstarter.) We look forward to hearing from you!

 

All best,

Tara Avery & Jeanne Thornton

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Stacked Deck Press at APE 2016, October 8th and 9th!

apeStacked Deck Press will be at the 2016 Alternative Press Expo this October 8th and 9th at the San Jose Convention Center! Come see ALPHABET editor Jon Macy, ALPHABET contributor Dorian Katz, Primahood: Magenta cartoonist Tyler Cohen, and me at table 443! We’ll have all your favorite SDP titles on offer and our exclusive QUILTBAG tote bags! If you’re in the Bay Area, don’t miss this very special event!

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Stacked Deck Press will be at Free State Comicon 2016!

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This October 1st come see Stacked Deck Press at the 2016 Free State Comicon in Lawrence, Kansas at the 4-H Fairgrounds! We will have on offer all your favorite SDP titles including, Calogrenant, ALPHABET, and Primahood: Magenta! I will also be selling sketches of your favorite characters. If you live in the Kansas City or Lawrence metro areas, please support this delightful local show.