There’s a short feature called “Comic Book Queers” in the latest (August) issue of OUT magazine that profiles the work of myself, Justin Hall, and Ariel Shrag. While none of my art is featured, there’s one nice money quote in the paragraph the writer spends on my work:
“While certainly lustful, MacIsaac’s comics dissect gay male identity through a sexually visceral yet earnestly self-conscious lens. Some would call his recent Shirtlifter series provocative social commentary, others might see it as highbrow smut.”
I think that’s pretty apt.
The article says nice things about Justin and Ariel as well. I don’t want to post the whole thing and get in trouble, and the feature is not online at te OUT website, so check it out at the newsstand if you get a chance.
I will be back at ComicCon, in what has now become an annual excursion. I will be selling at the Prism Comics booth (#2146-2148) on Saturday July 24 and Sunday July 25th. We’re still working out the scheduling but I will be there for half the day on both days. In addition I will also be talking part in the following panel
Love Is In The Air: LGBT Romance Comics
Romance Comics, once a staple of the comics industry but now considered campy curiosities, inspired a new generation which has created their own take on matters of the heart while moving beyond the boy-girl soap operas of yesteryear. Join moderator Charles “Zan” Christensen (Mark of Aeacus) and panelists Terry Moore (Strangers In Paradise), Tim Fish (Cavalcade of Boys), Mari Morimoto (Manga Translator: Naruto), Colleen Coover (Small Favors), Steve MacIsaac (Shirtlifter), and Michelle Nolan (Love on the Racks: A History of American Romance Comics) as they discuss the new LGBT romance comics. Room 30AB.
This is the second time I’ve done a panel at the con, and my first doing anything on it’s busiest day. So hopefully I will see some of you there or at the mixer following the annual “Gays in Comics” panel which occurs right after this one.