I just opened up my last box of SHIRTLIFTER #2. At its current rate of sales, that means it will be out of stock by the end of the year. It will NOT be reprinted in it’s current form: the digital edition will still be available, and the content will likely get collected with other materials into a book at some point in the future. But if you want a print copy of this issue, in its current form, I’d suggest acting fast. You can purchase either through Amazon or my website.
I have updated the comics section to provide easy links to the ebook versions of SHIRTLIFTER and STICKY, as well as the newly available hardcover edition of STICKY. Click here to see the updated listings. Also note that since the website that I used to serialize my work, Modern Tales, is no longer operational, downloadable .PDF previews of my comics are available through iTunes. The previews for issue number 2 remain available on this site, as well as in an easily downloaded form.
I’m hoping to update the illustrations and cards section in the next month or so, and hopefully streamline the site design so that it is less cumbersome to maintain sometime in the next six months. Any web design students who need a final project lurking out there? I just don’t have the time to deal with it that I used to….
Before SHIRTLIFTER I did a book called STICKY, done in collaboration with Dale Lazarov. 3 issues were published by Eros Comics in 2004- 2005, and a hardcover collection with some additional material was issued by Bruno Gmuender in 2006.
STICKY has been out of print in North America for a few years now, and difficult to find in Europe. The publisher delisted the book a few years ago, and contacted Dale and me about liquidating the remaining stock. So I’m happy to announced that I’ve purchased the few remaining copies, and will be offering them through my website.
I’m offering the book at the original list price: 19.95, plus $4.05 shipping and handling ($24.00). Hoever, I’m also offering the book with a signed head sketch on the blank page 2 for $30.00 (shipping included).
Several people have contacted me over the past few years asking about availability. I probably have enough stock to get through the next year, and then it will be out of print again (this time for good, at least in this iteration). So strike while the opportunity is here.
Retailers interested in carrying the book, pleas contact me about wholesale prices.
To order, click on one of the options below;
UNSIGNED EDITION ($19.95 + $4.05 shipping)
SIGNED w/ SKETCH EDITION ($25.95 + $4.05 shipping)
International Customers, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss shipping costs.
Next Thursday, March 21st I will be talking about and reading from my comics in London at Gay’s The Word bookstore, 66 Marchmont Street, London. Reading starts at 7:00 PM; if you are in London that day please come on by. More information and RSVP at the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/348100748641977/
This is the first page of an autobiographical short story I’m working on for Robert Kirby’s QU33R anthology, coming out later this year from Northwest Press! Likely to change a bit before the final version, because I’m like that, but I eel the need to tell people that I AM working on things and you should see more work from me this year than last…
Available from Northwest Press through iTunes/iBooks:
Available in PDF for Kindle and Android via Gumroad:
Recipient of the first annual Prism Comics Queer Press Grant, Shirtlifter is a series of queer-themed short fiction comics from STICKY artist Steve MacIsaac.
The fourth issue of Steve MacIsaac’s Shirtlifter contains another standalone episode of “Unpacking”, MacIsaac’s graphic novel in progress, which he began in issue three.
Matt is a Vancouver graphic designer who has begun spending time with a visiting businessman. The catch? The businessman is straight. And married. And their no strings relationship begins to get tangled.
This issue also features an excerpt from “The Liar” byJustin Hall (Glamazonia: The Uncanny Super-Tranny, Hard to Swallow) and selection of “Dick” strips from Ilya (End of the Century Club).
The digital edition contains 12 pages of bonus materials giving readers a look behind the scenes in the creation of “Unpacking”.
For those of you who have been asking, Northwest Press has made its entire digital catalogue available through gumroad.com. This means that Kindle/Android/Nook users have a non-Apple way of purchasing electronic versions of SHIRTLIFTER.
The e-versions are all expanded and enhanced versions with extra material and, in the case of #3, expanded art and layout. Here are the links to the individual issues:
For iPad ready versions of all three books, click here.
We’re working on 4 and it should be available for download shortly.SHIRTLIFTER 4 ebook is now available too.
This has been out for a couple months, but I am just getting around to blogging about it now (2012 has been like that): The ebook version of SHIRTLIFTER #3 is now available. I took advantage of the fact that ebooks have no page restrictions to revise the layout, inserting some previously deleted panels and expanding others that had been cropped to fit the page. Consider this the “Extended Dance Remix Version”, 119 pages instead of 92.
If you download it, or if you have read the paper version, please click on the above link and rate the book for iTunes. We live in the age of mediated consumer confidence.
I’ll be exhibiting at this years Alternative Press expo in San Francisco for the first time since 2008. I’ll be sharing a table with Justin Hall – 835 – and will be on the gay comics panel on Saturday afternoon at 2:45. Drop by and say hi if you are in the Bay Area.
More info at the APE website- http://www.comic-con.org/ape/