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Stacked Deck ress is pleased to announce We’re Still Here, our forthcoming anthology of comics by transgender cartoonists, and we are looking for comics to anthologize. Maybe your comics!
We’re Still Here is being edited by Tara Avery (co-editor of ALPHABET with Jon Macy) and Jeanne Thornton (co-publisher 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. Some confirmed contributors include Xeric winner Bishakh Som (Angel, Aspara Engine), Scout Tran-Caffee (Failing Sky), Archie Bongiovanni (The Grease Bats), Dylan Edwards (Transposes), Sybil Lamb (Lost Little Girl Show, I’ve Got a Time Bomb), and Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies). We’re looking to publish work both by established cartoonists and by as-yet-unknown ones.
Further information, including art specifications and instructions for pitches, is available at our website. The book will be published in mid to late 2017. We do pay a page rate to contributors for work, with the final rate determined by the success of our Kickstarter (though not below $20/page.) All contributors must be comfortable IDing and being IDed as transgender.
The deadline for pitches (to firstname.lastname@example.org) is January 9, 2017. Will look forward to hearing from you!