Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 40 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website




 

 

 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
to Section One | to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, November 29 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 48
Keeping the Stonewall spirit alive - New comic book is a great way to share our history with youth
Arts & Entertainment
ALL STORIES
  next story
Keeping the Stonewall spirit alive - New comic book is a great way to share our history with youth

THE STONEWALL RIOTS
MICHAEL TROY & DAVID CABRERA
(Bluewater; 32 pp)


Bluewater Productions is releasing a new comic book biography this week on the history of the Gay pride movement, called The Stonewall Riots.

In June 1969, police raided a Gay bar called The Stonewall, in New York City's Greenwich Village. This is historically agreed as the catalyst of the modern, militant Gay rights movement. Facing persecution, prosecution, and a violation of their civil rights, the community was mad as hell and they weren't going to take it any more. The events at Stonewall lead to riots and demonstrations to open the dialogue and fight for basic human rights.

Bluewater Productions is proud to present The Stonewall Riots, a detailed account of the movement that started with Stonewall and continues to this day with annual Gay pride celebrations worldwide to commemorate the brave efforts of the community. The 32-page comic book was written by Michael Troy and illustrated by David T. Cabrera.

'As time goes on, we're in danger of losing this important touchstone of our cultural history. In an age where Gay rights and marriage equality are still such hot buttons, it's more important than ever to remember the efforts of those who fought for Gay rights,' says Troy.

CROWD-SOURCED PROJECT
'This comic book was funded by the supporters of our crowd-sourcing campaign and we could not be thankful enough to have their support to make this book a reality,' said publisher Darren G. Davis. 'We wanted to make a difference with this unique comic book medium and I could not be more proud of this book. It was also great to get the support of the actual Stonewall Inn.'

Several of the company's popular biography comic books feature openly Gay subjects such as RuPaul, Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O'Donnell, and Anderson Cooper.

But more importantly, Bluewater was one of the first comic book publishing companies to breach the subject of HIV with the action-adventure fiction title Lost Raven. The main character learns he has been infected with the virus and embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery. Lost Raven was named the Independent Book Publishers' Graphic Novel of the Year in 2009.

Print copies of The Stonewall Riots can be ordered at Comic Flea Market (www.comicfleamarket.com) for $3.99. Digital copies are available for $1.99 from iTunes, Amazon, Nook, Kobo, ComiXology, Google Play, DriveThru Comics, Wowio, and iVerse, among others.

ABOUT BLUEWATER
Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books, and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers 10th Muse and The Legend of Isis. Bluewater has published comic books in partnership with William Shatner (TekWar Chronicles), Ray Harryhausen (Wrath of the Titans; Sinbad: Rogue of Mars; Jason and the Argonauts), and Vincent Price (Vincent Price Presents).

Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics that has been featured on The Today Show, The View, MTV, LOGO, CNN, The Los Angeles Times, The Advocate, and Time and People magazines.

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

Catching up with Bob Nelson - An exclusive interview with the Nebraska screenwriter (and Almost Live alum)
------------------------------
Fucking awesome! Macklemore & Ryan Lewis bound for multiple Grammy nods
------------------------------
Doggone great - Seattle Rep's Hound of the Baskervilles has real bite
------------------------------
Life is a (Russian) cabaret - New production swaps out the Germans for Russia's anti-Gay vigilantes
------------------------------
It's a masterpeach! Kids will eat up SCT's production of Roald Dahl's classic book
------------------------------
Argosy Christmas Ship sets sail this weekend
------------------------------
SSO honors Speight Jenkins with glorious Requiem
------------------------------
Winter is reading season - An LGBT-focused holiday roundup of recently published books
------------------------------

------------------------------
Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient - Tam O'Shaugnessy on Behalf of Sally Ride - VIDEO
------------------------------
Destination Maui - Find your own private paradise on this uncrowded isle (now with marriage equality!)
------------------------------
Lost and found - Moving Philomena is an authentic charmer
------------------------------
Million Dollar Man - Heartfelt Nebraska is a striking father-son drama
------------------------------
Southern-fried noir, Homefront wallows in genre clich├ęs - and therein lies its greasy charm
------------------------------
Wintry wonderland - Disney's enchanting Frozen is overflowing in magic
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
Northwest News
------------------------------
Letters
------------------------------
It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas - SGN's holiday music guide
------------------------------
Chicago! Gay adventures abound in the capital of America's heartland
------------------------------
It's open house time in Gig Harbor - Peninsula gateway city presents the annual Holiday Tour of Homes
------------------------------
It's Winterfest time again! - Celebrate the holidays at Suncadia's popular annual series of events
------------------------------
Northern Ireland - A place of history and stunning scenery
------------------------------
Stumptown shopping spree - Zip down to Portland for eclectic (and, yes, tax-free) holiday bargains
------------------------------
Keeping the Stonewall spirit alive - New comic book is a great way to share our history with youth
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
Seattle Gay Blog post your own information on
the Seattle Gay Blog
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml

Seattle Gay News - SGN
1605 12 Ave., Ste. 31
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright Seattle Gay News - DigitalTeamWorks 2013

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News