Prism Comics LGBTQ+ Guide to Comic-Con@Home

D’oh! I should have posted this days ago. The event is almost over but you can see some of the information here for Prism comics online with the following information.

WHAT: Prism Comics is hosting three video panels on LBGTQ comics and popular media on


WHEN: Friday, 07/24/20, 10:00 am PDT – Howard Cruse: The Godfather of Queer Comics

Saturday, 07/25/20, 6:00 pm PDT – Out In Comics Year 33: Virtually Yours

Sunday, 07/26/20, 2:00 pm PDT – LGBTQ Comics and Popular Media for Young People

The panels will remain online on Comic-Con’s YouTube page for viewing after the premiere dates

Prism Comics – the all-volunteer nonprofit organization that supports LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly comics professionals, readers and educators – is hosting three unique video panels exploring LGBTQ comics and popular media for Comic-Con@Home – Comic-Con International San Diego’s online comic convention. The panels feature a diverse group of creators from major publishers, television and features to independent comics. Topics include a tribute to Howard Cruse, the late pioneer of queer comics; a look at LGBTQ comics and popular media for young people; and a discussion of what it means to be out in comics and entertainment today.  Prism Comics thanks all of the moderators and panelists who helped make these panels happen. And we thank Comic-Con International for bringing Comic-Con into everyone’s homes during these difficult times.

To find out more and see all the panels and people of LGBTQ interest at Comic-Con@Home download the digital PRISM COMICS LGBTQ+ GUIDE TO COMIC-CON@HOME at

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A Tribute to Howard Cruse: The Godfather of Queer Comics

Friday, July 24 – 10 AM PDT and online after

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Howard Cruse, widely recognized as the “godfather of queer comics,” passed away on November 28th, 2019. He left behind a remarkable legacy as the creator of Gay Comix, Wendel, and Stuck Rubber Baby. Howard Cruse not only broke open doors with his prodigious talent, but he held them open for those who came after him. Join Prism Comics, Queers & Comics and moderators Justin Hall (No Straight Lines, Professor, California College of the Arts), Jennifer Camper (Juicy Mother, Queers & Comics Conference Organizer) and Karen Green (Curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University) for three panels discussing Cruse’s life and work featuring creators worked with or knew Howard – Trina Robbins, Denis Kitchen, Roberta Gregory, Robert Triptow, Diane DiMassa, Robert Kirby, Ivan Velez Jr., Rupert Kinnard, Ajuan Mance, Steve MacIsaac, Tara Madison Avery, William O. Tyler and Andy Mangels.  Presented in collaboration with Queers & Comics –  For an Historical Tribute to Howard Cruse written by Andy Mangels please visit and download the Comic-Con 2020 Souvenir Book.

Out In Comics Year 33: Virtually Yours

Saturday, July 25 – 6 pm PDT and online after

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The world’s longest-running comics panel turns 33 this year and enters the virtual age with Comic-Con@Home!  How do LGBTQ and LGBTQ-friendly writers, artists, directors, producers, actors, entertainers and journalists create diverse representation, characters and storylines? In our politicized and polarized world, what kind of heroes do we need behind-the-scenes, and on the page and our screens? Join founding moderator and bestselling author Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman ‘77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Star Trek and Star Wars books and comics), Prism Comics and panelists Christian Cooper (famous bird-watcher, co-creator and writer: Darkhold, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, editor of the Marvel Swimsuit Specials, Queer Nation), Hazel Newlevant (If This Be Sin, No Ivy League), Noelle Stevenson (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Nimona, Lumberjanes) andTim Sheridan (Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, Reign Of the Superman) – as they discuss the past, present and future of being Out In Comics!

LGBTQ Comics and Popular Media for Young People

Sunday, July 26 – 2 pm PDT and online after

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Comics and animation are universal mediums that have recently made huge leaps in presenting LGBTQ-inclusive stories and characters for young audiences. Join Prism Comics, moderator Cort Lane (Marvel Rising, Ultimate Spider-Man) and talented panelists Gina Gagliano (Publishing Director, Random House Graphic), Trung Le Nguyen aka Trungles (The Magic Fish, Twisted Romance), Alex Sanchez (You Brought Me The Ocean), Noelle Stevenson (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power), Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass), Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance, DC Super Hero Girls) and Michael Vogel (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Young Justice) as they look at the world of LGBTQ storytelling for the young fans of today and creators of tomorrow.