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Meet the New Characters in Gamer Girl & Vixen!

Good news, everybody! Gamer Girl & Vixen Volume 2 has started production! New series artist Andrea Rosales has been given the greenlight to get started on a 9-page preview for the next volume, which I can’t wait to share with you all in the weeks to come! I am very excited to be making comics again and I need to be better about using my blog to brag about my work.

GG & Vixen Bust commission

For those of you who don’t know, Gamer Girl & Vixen is my self-published comic that I write with my friend Kristi McDowell. We started a few years ago and managed to produce our own graphic novel, which is still available to order from our online store.

Gamer Girl & Vixen is the story of two super-villains who meet cute on the rooftops of New York and use their powers to rob celebrities!

It’s also much more than that! It’s an LGBTQ+ love story about two cat burglars who hook up to commit crimes and get busy! It’s got character drama, romance, thievery and costumed fisticuffs!

Volume 2 is going to continue the story as our main characters get into even more trouble. Now that they’re the hot new super-villains on the scene, they attract the attention of some bigger, more established baddies. I can’t wait to introduce the world to our new villain: Tyrannosaurus Regina!

Regina Andrea Final 01

I am beyond thrilled at how Regina has turned out as a character. She sees herself as the Beyonce of Crime, a rising star dedicated to her work. And she sees in Gamer Girl & Vixen the chance to boost her popularity and add some new talent to her crew.

Her crew is Jurassix! They’re a notorious crime band, pulling off major heists and then rocking out on stage at some underground super-villain clubs. Regina is lead vocalist, with the Hammer Sisters on guitar and bass, and Monkeyshines on drums.

Jurassix Squad 01

And those are the major new characters for Volume 2! There will be at least one more major new character in the comic, but we don’t have him fully designed just yet. And there are plenty more characters to come in the Gamer Girl & Vixen universe!

I’m going to try and do a better job of keeping you henchies up to date on new developments in my comic. You’re always my strongest supporters and I hope you enjoy reading my comic as much as you enjoy reading my blog, assuming you enjoy reading my blog.

I’m just full of such assumptions!

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Gamer Girl & Vixen is Coming Back!

Great news, everybody! Gamer Girl & Vixen is back on track! There’s going to be more comics! My team and I had a pretty rough year since my last update, and making comics had to be pushed to the back burner. But over the past few months, we’ve settled into the work, added some new people and there’s going to be new Gamer Girl & Vixen!

Andrea Profile Image 01

Making comics is my dream and I couldn’t be happier with what we’re making. We might not be setting the world on fire just yet, but I’m still so excited for our project. Over the year ahead, we’re going to be working on the Gamer Girl & Vixen sequel!

First and foremost, I need to introduce our project’s new artist, Andrea Rosales! Our first artist opted out of Volume 2. I wish her all the best. Andrea was recommended to us and she’s taken quite well to the GG&V character designs.

Andrea Group Shot 02

We’ve also added Jamieson Alcorn as an editor to help us tighten up the script on Volume 2 and keep the whole project under control. And Taylor Esposito will be returning to do our lettering.

My writing partner, Kristi McDowell, and I have finished the first draft of the full script of Volume 2. The plan is to go right into another full graphic novel instead of individual issues. A full tpb will be easier to keep for posterity, and it’ll just be easier to bind our whole ongoing story together.

So stay tuned to my blog going forward. I’ll hopefully have a ton of new information and artwork and pages to share as we get back to work making fun comics!

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6 LGBTQ Superheroes Who Can (And Should) Star in Their Own Movie

The Black Panther movie in February will mark the first major superhero release starring a black superhero. And Wonder Woman this past Spring was the first major superhero release starring a female superhero. Both of these are and were late in coming for minority representation, considering the current superhero boom is nearly 20-years-old at this point. But progress is being made, and that’s going to have to be good enough.

I am eagerly looking forward to the first major superhero release with an LGBTQ hero in the lead role. But the problem is…which superhero is that even going to be?

LGBT Movies List 01

Could it be these two guys? I don’t think so

There simply aren’t that many prominent LGBTQ superheroes at either Marvel or DC. And those that are prominent are in no condition to have a feature film made about them as a solo superhero. Feel free to disagree with me, but as awesome as Batwoman is, there’s no way a Warner Bros. studio executive is going to make a Batwoman movie when they could just make another Batman movie. Same goes for the likes of Catman. And while Catwoman is bisexual in the comics, she’s about as bi as Wonder Woman. And two of Marvel’s most prominent gay characters — Iceman and Northstar — are second and third-string X-Men, respectively. So not only are they not going to get solo films, but straight Iceman already had a good run with the X-Men franchise, and Northstar is too much like movie Quicksilver to get any sort of starring role.

A lot of existing LGBTQ characters work great for comics, but the current Marvel and DC movie franchise landscapes don’t really have room for them, I’m afraid. DC can’t really make a Midnighter and Apollo movie because they’re clearly just knock-offs of Batman and Superman, and that’s already a lot to throw at movie audiences.

But all hope is not lost! Looking over all the LGBTQ superheroes and villains out there, I think I’ve found six who could actually support a solo superhero film in today’s Hollywood, considering all of the conditions in place! Join me after the jump to see my ideas! And I’d love to hear your own thoughts in the comments!

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Meet Tyrannosaurus Regina!

Meet the latest edition to the cast of Gamer Girl & Vixen: Tyrannosaurus Regina! I’m rather proud of this character. I’m surprised nobody has ever used that name before in comics! Well this is me, claiming that name for all posterity! Tyrannosaurus Regina is the next hit villain sensation, and she’ll be debuting in volume 2 of Gamer Girl & Vixen!

T-Regina Final

My writing partner, Kristi McDowell, and I are already hard at work writing the script for volume 2. And we’ve got artist Gemma Moody and letterer Taylor Esposito back on board. Gemma designed T-Regina up there and she looks gorgeous and killer! Gemma has such a great eye for design.

I’ll have more information about volume 2 soon. Basically, Gamer Girl and Vixen are going to find out there’s a lot more to being a super-villain than just going on fun capers and robbing celebrities. There are some seriously dangerous bad guys out there, and they mean business!

Volume 1 is still available to purchase. Have you read it yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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Buy My Book: Gamer Girl & Vixen is Now Available!

Great news, everybody! My graphic novel, Gamer Girl & Vixen, is now available to order! After a year of raising money, writing the story, dazzling at the artwork, getting it printed and fulfilling all of our Kickstarter obligations, the first volume of my own, self-published comic is here!

And it’s gorgeous!

Cover GN Final 01

Buy my book!

I could not be more thrilled with how this turned out. The art is spectacular! It’s colorful and crisp in all the right ways. And I’m still in love with the writing. I love this comic! I am so excited for it!

For those who don’t know, Gamer Girl & Vixen is my first original comic book. It’s written by myself and my writing partner Kristi McDowell, with art by Gemma Moody and lettering by Taylor Esposito.

It’s about two super-villains who meet cute on the rooftops of New York and use their powers to rob celebrities! It’s a fun new LGBTQ love story in a pop culture landscape that is severely lacking in those!

Through two separate Kickstarter campaigns over the past three years, we raised enough money to make a full, 100-page graphic novel. And it’s beautiful. We found a really great printer and the comic looks and feels like a real graphic novel! This isn’t some cheaply printed paperback. This comic will look damn good on your graphic novel shelf!

So head on over to our online store to order your own copy!

And if you want to get a preview before you buy, we offer that as well!

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