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.
My story “Amanuensis” got a shout out in this review by Jim Bartley from Canadian queer mag XTRA .
What he said about my piece:
Steve MacIssac’s (sic) graphic presentation of a threesome date blew me away with its compact mating of images and resonant storyline. What clinches the success of a great graphic story is the artist’s gift for subtly evocative snapshots of faces and body language. MacIssac (sic) had me mesmerized with his tale of a single hunk on the rebound from rejection, observing himself in bed with a long-term couple.
Click the above link to read the whole piece.
My site has been a little wonky the last couple of days as Dreamhost changes up a lot of their servers, so I haven’t been able to post this until now, but the second part of my podcast interview with Dr. Dick is now live.
I was interviewed a few weeks back by Dr. Dick for his podcast “Sex Advice With An Edge.” He does a series within his series called The Erotic Mind which focuses on sex in art, interviewing photographers, writers and visual artists and how people get escorts in ny services while others use dating apps. I’m up this week and next – I talk so much it had to be split in half. This weeks podcast, featuring part one of the interview, went up today and can be found here. Will post part two next Monday when it is uploaded.
“Post-gay” website The New Gay has an interview up with me that was one of the more interesting ones I’ve done. It was done by phone, which you can tell by how rambling some of my sentences are, but Paul Morton asked challenging, thoughtful questions. It’s an excerpt – there was a lot more stuff that didn’t make it in – but it gets to the heart of many of the issues surrounding my comic.
This is a new card/print I’ll have available at the Tom of Finland Erotic Art Fair that is taking place in West Hollywood Park this weekend (march 28 – 29th). The image is from a story that I was doing for an anthology and then killed because while I was happy with the drawing, the writing wasn’t going anywhere. This is the same story that the “Larger than Life” drawing a few posts down was taken from, which I am also turning into a card. I’m submitting a different piece to the anthology, and this one isn’t exactly dead – just dormant while I figure out how to fix it. In the meantime, that leaves me with a few different new drawings that I AM happy with, including this one.
The fair is a fun time if you’ve never been. I’m sitting on a panel discussion about gay erotic comics on Saturday at 3:00, so if you’re at the fair then keep your ears peeled for me going on at great length about something or other…
Happy 2008 everybody!
I have just completed an update of the website with a list of retailers who carry my series SHIRTLIFTER. Many of these are traditional comics outlsets, some are gay and lesbian bookstores; a few are more general booksellers and progressive media outlets. if you’re in any of the cities listed and have not yet picked up a copy of my work, doing so through one of the retailers on this list will help me keep my work in the public eye by encouraging them to reorder my books. You’ll be helping to support both me AND the in danger of dissappearing independent retailer.
Also, if you know of store that you think should be carrying my work but isn’t, please get in touch. I can deal with retailers directly, or put them in touch with one of the distributors that carries my work.
Happy holidays! New year’s resolution is to be increasing the frequency / quantity of updates both here and over at my online strip Roughs. So you’ll be hearing from me more frequently.
Just a reminder that I will be exhibiting at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD this weekend, October 12 – 13.The show takes place at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852. If you live in the area, come on by – I’m in locaton H14. The show runs from 2:00 – 800 on Friday, and 10:00 – 7:00 on Saturday.
I will be appearing at the Tom of Finland Erotic Art Fair September 21 – 23 at the West Hollywood Auditorium, 647 N. San Vincente Blvd. I’ll have lots of copies of the new issue of SHIRTLIFTER, plus copies of older work. I will also be selling original archival prints and cards, as usual. There will be over 75 artists from around the world displaying their work.
The festival runs Saturday from 12 – 7 pm, and on Sunday from 12 – 6. Admission is $12 and is good for both days.
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I will also be at the Folsom Street Fair On Sunday, September 30. This is a leather/fetish/ kink event, and I will be sharing booth space with Drub, Demonic Sexers Chuck and Sean, and Justin Hall.
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Finally, going to be making the trip to Bethesda. Maryland for my first SPX. Heard a lot of good things about this show, hoping its as good as they say.
This Saturday I will be returning for my second year at the Los Angeles iteration of Bazaar Bizarre. BazBiz is an alternative craft fair started by Greg Der Ananian in Boston six years ago, and which now has four locations around the country. “This ain’t your granny’s craft show” is one way that the show has been described, but its more about reinterpretation and reclamation than it is about rejection. There’s lots of goodies to be had — there’s a high amount of homemade jewelry and clothing, but lots of other things going on as well.
As for me, in addition to the decidely non-crafty things such as books and comics, I will have my usually assortment of greeting cards (including a few new ones); my infamous “Well Hung” Christmas ornaments (some repeating from lst year, in addition to a couple new ones), art prints, and a few hand painted t-shirts. Fun starts at 11 AM and runs until 7 PM. Note: the LA show is pretty popular, and the ATM ran out of cash last year, so I would be prepared.