About this project
This ongoing comic series is about gay men against a backdrop of dangerous lives: crime families, gangs, cops, assassins, school bullies and more. In this collection of interwoven tales, these men and boys are faced with life-changing decisions affecting their lives and those around them.
All of the stories are written by current Lambda Literary Award Finalist P. Kristen Enos, for her latest graphic novel Active Voice The Comic Collection. The art is done by team of talented artists with a variety of styles to support the tale being told. This comic book series is a companion series Web Of Lives, which focuses on strong women and queer characters and is also written by P. Kristen Enos.
Mature Content Warning: The series does contain adult language, violence and sexual situations.
The following tales have their start in this first book:
A younger son in a Japanese crime family comes to a crossroads when he agrees to be groomed for an arranged marriage, despite his secret boyfriend in London. Art by Song Ye.
A boxing gym becomes the center of a variety of men (and teenagers) with a variety of secrets: a school boy is learning fight skills to get revenge on a brutal bully, former street gang member struggles to maintain his loyalties and his secret, and a retired pro boxing champion whose private life becomes very public in the worst way. Art by Rudi Sucipto.
A one-shot story featuring an assassin given a last minute, urgent assignment, not realizing he shouldn’t have left his assassin husband home to watch the game. Art by Coty Polk.
In 1960’s Japan, a Yakuza bodyguard finds an unlikely apprentice in the form of a school weakling, who was the victim of a gang of bullies. Art by Yordan Terziyski.
Risks and challenges
As usual for any self-publishing venture, this comic series needs readers and financial support. With minimal publicity, we've managed to put together enough material for this first graphic novel and hope to do more.
This book really contains two digital issues, the first already available on Comixology. The rest of the book will be released in a second digital issue. And from then on, if we have support, we'll produce full-length graphic novel installments.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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