New Year’s Print Sale – January 2017


To celebrate the new year, I am running a “Buy One Get One Free sale for the rest of the month.

Any two 8 x 11 Prints on my website can be purchased for $20, shipping included for North America (International Orders will be $5 extra, no matter how many prints). Normally they run for $20.00. These are high quality inkjet prints on archival paper, shipped in a protective sleeve and signed by me. If you want more than 2, you can purchase any subsequent prints for $10 each.

You can see which prints are available at the following links:

Recent prints
Older prints

For those of you who own copies of my comics, if there is a particular image you would like as a print but do not see it here, I can easily arrange that. Just Email me with the name of the story and page number.

When you are ready to order, use the button below and enter the numbers of the prints you want.

Enter 2 Prints

If you would like more than 2 prints, add additional prints using the button below:

Enter Extra Print Number

New Tshirt: Big Jack

This is me wearing the limited edition t-shirt I will be selling this Saturday at Meat Rack at The Eagle in LA. Come early for the Meat and Greet from 8-11 , then stay for the sounds of DJ Brian Novy until 2 AM.

I have a few shirts left from my recent event at The Eagle in Los Angeles. Shirts are one color, black on a baby blue 100% cotton American Apparel. Limited quantities. $20 plus $5 shipping (more if it’s an international order…I’ll have to email you after you place an order, but probably around $15 shipping).
Use the order form below to order (and pick up a few books or prints too if you feel like it).


SHIRTLIFTER #5 Ebook now Available

The e-book version of SHIRTLIFTER #5 is finally available, and is actually on sale over at Northwest Press. Take 30% off cover if you order in the next few weeks – use the code “stillsummer”. This code is for your ENTIRE order, not just SHIRTLIFTER #5; you can get all the books in the series, amazing work by Dylan Edwards, Eric Orner, Jon Macy, Howard Cruse, David Kelly, and tons of other great cartoonists (And don’t forget to look to the side door of the product page and sign up for their email -link is on the side of the screen).

Paper versions are available either through Amazon or by clicking the button below.



Shirtlifter #5 Cover

As I finish up sending out rewards to Kickstarter backers, I am happy to report that SHIRTLIFTER #5 is now available for ordering, through here or through Amazon.

However, if you order from me in the next 30 days I will include a greeting card (signed by me on the front, blank on the inside) with your order.
$15 postpaid. International Orders add $10.00 (postage has increased a lot recently, unfortunately).

T-Shirts/Tank Tops

Textlifter - T-shirt & Tank

Shirtlifter Tank - back

Shirtlifter Tank - front

Shirtlifter TShirt - Front

Shirtlifter TShirt - back
I also have new shirts and tank tops with a simplified version of the cover of 5. 4 color design on front, one color on back. Cost for tanks and tees is $20.00 + 5 shipping and handling. ($8 shipping international customers).




After a four year wait, SHIRTLIFER #5, containing the conclusion of “Unpacking”, is only a few revisions away from being done. We are close. Very close. “Getting ready for printing” close. In order to help me get it into the world after four years, I have set up a Kickstarter page to help fund #5. If you have been waiting for a while to find out how the story I started in #3 ends, this is your chance. Ian Parks put together a great video talking about my process and the new issue – you take a look and, if you can, help spread the word.

The campaign went live at the beginning of the month, and I have managed to exceed the goal. The extra funds I have raised so far will allow me to upgrade the paper stock to the heavier paper I used for #4.

Kickstarter donors will be shipped their copies early, as soon I receive them back from the printer (mid-May). The book will be available through retail and amazon at the end of June.
It’s going to be 100 pages, full color, 88 pages from me and additional comics from Jon Macy and Eric Kostiuk Williams.

Thanks for your patience and understanding. Almost there!

SHIRTLIFTER #5 (Non) Previews


I post images from the forthcoming new issue intermittantly on both my Flickr stream and my Facebook page– the latter more often than the former (I’m too much of a luddite to have figured out an “one-upload-to-feed-them-all” to the various internet presences one must maintain in the Year-of-Our-Tech-Lord 2014). Most of them are non-spoiler-y, to the extent of generally not even previewing words. I’m on track for a May, 2014 release, so for those impatient souls who have been asking “when” and my only answer has been “eventually”, that answer has been updated to “reasonably soon”. Look at the above and the below if you want a preview of what I’m up to, and follow me on both or either platform to get more frequent glimpses – generally posting something about once a week.

Rain - Transition


Hardcover Version of QU33R
I have been a silent blogger, but I have been working. I will post some updates of work on SHIRTLIFTER #5 later this weekend. I have been much better about posting updates to Facebook though, so if you like my page over there you can see some of the work I have been doing on #5 as I post them.

The reason for this post is to call your attention to the anthology QU33R, edited by the fabulous Robert Kirby and published by Zan at Northwest Press (paper copies and downloads available here. Nestled in among the selections by 33 great queer cartoonists is my short story “Vacant Lots”, which happens to be the first work I have completed and published since 2011. The long hiatus was due to my pondering whether or not I was going to continue doing comics. Managing to complete “Vacant Lots” should make clear which side of the question I have come down on.

Response to the anthology has been great, with a number of reviewers mentioning my piece specifically:

QU33R Preview - Vacant Lots

Consider Steve Macisaac’s “Vacant Lots,” which is a tour de force of storytelling. Everything about it is pitch perfect: the pointed dialogue, the spare and direct line work, the colors, the characters. As you flip through the book, this story hits you with one violent page facing one docile page. It’s these two beefy guys and you’re instantly curious to find out how they could be in a bloody death match on one page and, just one page over, be engaged in demure conversation in the produce aisle. Was it something he said about the bell peppers that set the other guy off? – Henry Chamberlain, Comics Grinder

Another strong autobiographical entry is ‘Vacant Lots’ by Steve MacIsaac, in which the artist returns to his home town and sees one of his former school bullies in the supermarket. After reliving the past and indulging momentarily in a fantasy of violent retribution, he concludes that living well is the best revenge.- Tom Murphy, Broken Frontier

I was also deeply moved by Steve MacIssac‘s [sic], “Vacant Lots,” a story of coming back to his hometown, a completely different guy than he left, and seeing how life had changed those who motivated him to become who he is. (Oddly, enough, my mother just brought up one of the two people who function the same way in my life. It’s always bizarre when Mom mentions her, because she remembers I didn’t like her, but not that she emotionally tortured me for years, or that I have long, long ago let it go. All that is left is Mom’s memory that I didn’t like her that she always has to remind me about it.) – Erica Friedman, Yuricon

QU33R Preview - Vacant Lots

Steve MacIsaac contributes a winner about the haunting memories of hometown, and how those can shape our adult personalities.- Justin Giampaoli, Thirteen Minutes

Steve MacIsaac’s “Vacant Lots” a story about a man who comes home and encounters a boy who bullied him in school, is one of my faves of the volume. The art’s good, and the story seems to go one way, but goes in another direction instead, one I rather appreciated. – Wolfen Moondaughter, Sequential Tart

There’s also an insightful story about the appeal and perils of exacting revenge on a high-school gay-bashing tormentor (Steve MacIsaac’s “Vacant Lots”) and a poetic meditation on past loves (Rick Worley’s “For Fletch and Ruski, Spooner, and Calico”).-Roberto Friedman, Bay Area Reporter

Last but not least among the top stories in “QU33R” is Steve MacIsaac’s “Vacant Lots,” which touches on going back to one’s hometown as an adult and encountering a face from the past. MacIsaac’s story infuses revenge fantasy with the understanding of how the world actually works, and that balance between desire and understanding what’s right hits a strong emotional resonance. It doesn’t hurt that MacIsaac’s always been an excellent artist; he understands how to draw large people both as strong and merely big, and he’s another comic creator from whom I’m always eager to see new contributions. –Greg McElhaton, Comics Book Resources

QU33R is available through enlightened comic book shops, bookstores, and Northwest Press.